From The Public Eye, Heritage is hip to culture: The think tank turns to family values; an article on the ideal and the reality of the Christian Right family; and a review of Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America's Schools. From The Quarterly Conversation, a special issue on Hispanic literature. From The Walrus, half of the world’s population now lives in cities; how do they make it work? A review of Forgotten Continent: the Battle for Latin America’s Soul by Michael Reid (and more and more and more). Do Wall Street wheeler-dealers ever create jobs? Could lessons learned from Mother Nature help airport security screening checkpoints better protect us from terror threat? A legend with teeth: A new film updates an age old male fear. An excerpt from Sex, Time and Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution by Leonard Shlain. A review of Sex, Paranoia and Modern Masculinity by Kenneth Paradis. How do you learn a dead language? If you can't find a word, just borrow one. A review of Heaven's Fractal Net: Retrieving Lost Visions in the Humanities by William J. Jackson. The man who glimpsed utopia: A modern Moscow stage is a dangerous place for Russia's great 19th-century exiles, which is exactly why Alexei Borodin puts them there. An interview with Jerry Kellman, the man who gave Obama his first job in community organizing.

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