From Vanity Fair, a vast right-wing hypocrisy: Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of conservative crusades, spent heavily to expose Bill Clinton’s "Troopergate", but now Scaife’s divorce is providing another unsavory saga. Robert Samuelson on why capitalists are capitalism's most dangerous enemy; and a look at how the free-marketeers abhor the crutch of the state — until they start limping. An interview with Deborah Cameron, author of The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? Todd Gitlin on eight questions reporters should ask John McCain. A look at why race and gender do matter. How to talk foreign policy: Democrats need to find a cohesive, defensible way to talk about their foreign policy and how it differs from that of Republicans. More and more on Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg and more on They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons. A review of The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine by Anne Harrington. From More Intelligent Life, an article about the pleasures of reading Herodotus (and more). An interview with Lee Siegel, author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob (and a review). Political animals (yes, animals): Some brainy animal species, besides humans, campaign across sophisticated and far-flung social networks.

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