From Policy Review, an article on a moral core for US foreign policy; and more on the "March of Freedom": From Reagan to Bush Two presidents, one idea. From Der Spiegel, a special report on Our Hungry Planet and the choice between food and fuel. A look at how to choose among presidential candidates you don't particularly like. Symbolitics as usual: John DiIulio on a guide to non-instant election analysis. What if the Muslim armies hadn’t been stopped at the French border? More on God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570 to 1215. From Boston Review, all that is given: An article on Hannah Arendt on being Jewish. Fictional figures can be as vivid to us as real people; but just what, exactly, is a character, asks James Wood. Three decades of Suharto's kleptocratic rule are not going to be eradicated easily (and more). Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies, a full-throated (and heavily footnoted) defense of Joe McCarthy, is getting attention on the right. Statements made in the media can surreptitiously plant distortions in the minds of millions; learning to recognize two commonly used fallacies can help you separate fact from fiction. An excerpt from Paradoxes of Political Ethics: From Dirty Hands to the Invisible Hand by John M. Parrish. An article on the sex diaries of John Maynard Keynes.