From The Wilson Quarterly, the curse of generosity: The outpouring of tens of billions to improve global health seems like the most hopeful event of the 21st century, but the largess could make things worse. Unity isn't all it's cracked up to be: Even a consensus-building, problem-solving president can't solve political gridlock. What font says "Change"? Type designers decode the presidential candidate. 1968 riots: Should we grab the young ones and start over?Free Bob Avakian! Oh, he's already free? Never mind. Greatest stories never told: Ten famous writers reveal their works that never made it into print; and he wrote Money, but is Martin Amis really worth 3,000 an hour? (and a review of The Second Plane). From NYRB, a review of books on blogs. A look at why sci-fi is the last bastion of philosophical writing. A review of A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society by Mary Poovey. Math + Religion = Trouble: Actually, since Pythagoras the relationship between men of numbers and the Deity has been more along the lines of love-hate, but it's a rich vein. From Wired, an article on mapping the most complex structure in the universe: Your brain.A review of Sex, Science & Profits: How People Evolved to Make Money by Terence Kealey (and more and more). Economists let some light in on the shady market for paid sex.

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