From The Wilson Quarterly, the abolition of slavery was the great cause of 19th-century humanitarians; in the 21st century, it needs new champions (while thousands still live in slavery in northern Mali). From Boston Review, Elias Khoury on imagining justice in Palestine; outside the Big Box: who speaks for small business?; and a review of Counter-Revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945–1960 by Alan Filreis. He was long a jewel of the MIT faculty; now, after a devastating brain injury, mathematician Seymour Papert is struggling bravely to learn again how to think like, speak like, be like the man of genius he was. Post-PC dignity: Political correctness has come in for a battering, but ethically sensitive language remains crucial. Free Textbooks: A pilot project aims to upend the publishing industry, and help strapped students, by offering textbooks free of charge online. From TAS, David Mamet sent shockwaves through the lefty literary world when he declared himself an admirer of America and the Constitution — how could this be? A review of Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage by Jenny Block. A review of The Darker Nations: A Biography of the Short-lived Third World by Vijay Prashad. New Digg.com feature on Digg.com allows Digg users on Digg.com to Digg more stuff than ever Dugg before on Digg.com.

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