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  • Two essays on pop culture: Kevin Craft explores the development of its representations of the liberal arts for The Atlantic, and Andrew O’Hehir explores its relationship to the American Right for Salon. In some ways, these two articles seem to describe conflicting trends. Is this the case, or is there a connection?

  • Also at The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf, with assistance from Orwell, unpacks medical metaphors in the military.

  • Hugo Koning reviews Emma Stafford’s Herakles, the latest installment in the Routledge series Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World, for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review: “Just as on the divine plane ‘everything begins with Zeus,’ so on the human plane almost all heroes of different generations, tales and locations are somehow connected to Herakles.”

  • Antonio Negri takes aim at Giorgio Agamben’s “radicalized nihilism” in a review of Opus Dei at UniNomade

  • Tina Rosenberg, at Foreign Policy, explores the role of statistics and quantitative analysis in the defense of human rights with statistician Patrick Ball. Do numbers miss the moral point? Or do they tell a bigger story that individual anecdotes cannot?

  • For Filosofie Magazine, Frank Mulder describes the Dutch culture of philosophy.

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