From Forbes, a special report on the fifth fuel: efficiency. Why essays are so damned boring: An impassioned plea for writers to stop navel gazing and start taking chances. The quadrennial cabinet name game is about to begin — these 15 notables deserve to be players. From MR, Gregory W. Esteven on how the Left saved capitalism. Joseph Epstein reviews Stop Me If You've Heard This by Jim Holt (and more and more and more). From TNR, a review of Gorky's Tolstoy and Other Reminiscences: Key Writings By and About Maxim Gork. Eat Republican: How an organic movement born in Berkeley exemplifies conservative values. From n+1, Brian Wienberg worries that the Creation Museum is drawing unsavory attention to his home state, fueling stereotypes. From Foreign Policy, a list of the world’s worst advisors. He's been called a naive idealist, but in terms of foreign policy, Obama's the true realist in the race. Gideon Rachman on why Barack Obama would make the better commander-in-chief. State polls indicate Obama's tidal-wave potential, but national polls are tight; both are right. Is the Times " Metro" section planning a sex beat? Imagine that those running for office tailored their economic positions to attract the experts in the field. What is global justice and who is it for? An article on the ICC’s first five years. From Radar, insiders reveal television's most hated pundits.

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