A new issue of Enculturation is out. From Renewal (reg. req.), an interview with Robert Kuttner on Obama and the prospects for American progressives. Nathan Kelly on how there aren’t that many takers in America. From The New Atlantis, Lauren Weiner on the dark and starry eyes of Ray Bradbury. Matt Taibbi on why this presidential race should never have been this close. From GQ, a special section on “Cheers”, the best TV show that's ever been. From Doublethink, Gennady Stolyarov writes in defense of Ayn Rand’s non-atomistic individualism. The selfish meme: Frank Rose on Twitter, dopamine, and the evolutionary advantages of talking about oneself. From Quadrant, Mervyn F. Bendle on the end of history; and Ted Rule on the madness of crowds with too much money. Freedom of speech: Graham Peebles on insults, incitement and Islam. The Plot Against Occupy: Sabrina Rubin Erdely on how the government turned five stoner misfits into the world's most hapless terrorist cell. The rich haven’t always hated taxes: Once upon a time, the wealthy elite took pride in the fact that they paid higher rates than other Americans.