From Reason, a review of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot by Naomi Wolf and Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg. A review of Sociology in America: A History, ed. by Craig Calhoun. A review of White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement by Allan J. Lichtman. A review of Steven Teles's The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement (and more). From the Claremont Review of Books, an essay on civil rights and the conservative movement. Nastier, noisier, costlier — and better: Why letting judges speak out during political campaigns enhances democracy and serves justice. From Communio, Jorg Splett on freedom as the serenity of letting go. Turning their Backs on Jihad: More and more prominent terrorists are defecting from the cause. Buying into Brand Borat: A look at Kazakhstan’s cautious embrace of its unwanted "son". A look at how charades reveals a universal sentence structure.  Long tails and big heads: Why Chris Anderson's theory of the digital world might be all wrong. Facebook never forgets: How all those scandalous photos lingering on the Internet may affect future elections. Self-described CIA "Manchurian candidates" gather to share fractured memories. From The Moscow Times, it was as much by good luck as good judgment that the Cuban missile crisis was resolved.

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