In this issue: COMMENT "Last Battles", by Jelani Cobb: The confederacy's final retreat. ANNALS OF JUSTICE "Revenge Killing", by Rachel Aviv: Race and the death penalty in a Louisiana parish. LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA "The Higher Life", by Lizzie Widdicombe: A mindfulness guru for the tech set. A CRITIC AT LARGE "June, Moon, Tune", by Adam Gopnik: What is this thing called love? BOOKS "The System", by Laura Miller: A sprawling novel about the war on drugs. ON TELEVISION "Doll Parts", by Emily Nussbaum: UnREAL deconstructs The Bachelor.