From World Affairs, Peter Beinart on The Other Wilsonianism (and more on the state of patriotism). E.L. Doctorow on Bush's rejection of knowledge: Just as Moby-Dick was too much for Ahab, our new century may be too difficult for us to comprehend. A review of The Anti-Intellectual Presidency by Elvin T. Lim. Oliver Stone and W: The openly political director goes where some fear to tread. From CJR, an article on “attacking” McCain’s military record: What Wesley Clark really said, and how the press missed it. Pulp Fiction (and Nonfiction): An increasing number of books will be — and should be — mulched. From The Wall Street Journal, here's the case for and against nuclear power. Today’s Olympic Games are designed to make big bucks—and it’s not the hosts who are walking away with the gold. Can weeds help solve the climate crisis? More and more on Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate by Kenan Malik. Stacey D'Erasmo reviews Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen. The many figures of fitness: Exercise expert Joanna Hall reveals how sport dictate body shape. From Utne, an article on word-of-mouth campaigns, poisoning the grapevine. While wrestling, crime, sex and tulipmania spice up popular books on economics, the academic discipline often remains impenetrable. David Warsh on the other meaning of Bill Gates

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