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Number 35 ~ Spring 2012

Essays

Infrastructure Policy: Lessons from American History

Adam J. White on roads, rails, canals, and the politics of nation-building

The Population Control Holocaust

Robert Zubrin reveals the international campaign of coerced sterilization and abortion

Love, Yiddish, and the Problem of Bioethics

Darren J. Beattie on science and our erotic longing for knowledge

Psychotherapy and the Pursuit of Happiness

Ronald W. Dworkin on the fraught path from Freud to friendship

The Political Science of James Q. Wilson

Jeremy Rozansky and Josh Lerner on the scholar of order, culture, and character

Reviews and Reconsiderations

What Is the Body Worth?

Ari N. Schulman on patient exploitation and the bad case for human tissue markets

Paid Parenthood

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill on why people sell their eggs and sperm

Friendship Does Not Compute

Peter Lopatin on the pathologies that arise from digital relationships

Points of Light

Ian Marcus Corbin on grace and despair in the films The Tree of Life and Melancholia

The Truth About Human Nature

Lee Perlman on imagination, rationality, and honesty in Gulliver’s Travels