In this issue of Liberties: Katherine C. Epstein -- Scholarship and the Future of Society; Mario Vargas Llosa -- A Forgotten Giant; Cass R. Sunstein -- A Constitutional Manifesto; Mark Edmundson -- The Trouble with Good People; James Wolcott -- Billionaires on Parada; Elliot Ackerman -- The American Strategic Imagination; Moshe Halbertal -- Two Concepts of God in Judaism and Beyond; Noga Arikha -- Why Brain Science does not Have the Last Word; Carlos Fraenkel -- Astronomy and Magic; Daphne Merkin -- What You Never Knew About Sigmund Freud's Wife; James R. Russell -- The Poet Misak Medzarents, and Two Poems; Robert Alter -- What Flaubert Taught Agnon; Rachel Connolly -- The Unfunny Fate of Humor in Our Time; Helen Vendler -- The Excitement of Discovering a New Poet; Celeste Marcus -- Israel and The Struggle for Liberal Nationalism; Leon Wieseltier -- How To Think Unhysterically About Change; and, poetry by Leslie Williams and Misak Medzarents.
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