From Cato Journal, Erich Weede (Bonn): Human Rights, Limited Government, and Capitalism; a review of What Democracy Is For: On Freedom and Moral Government by Stein Ringen; and a review of Regulation and Public Interests: The Possibility of Good Regulatory Government by Steven P. Croley (and more); and a special issue on Federal Reserve policy in the face of crises. Regulator in Chief: What a president can — and can’t — do to fix the economy. A review of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too by James K. Galbraith. Shiny Happy Bankers: As the crisis unfolded, the Web sites of troubled financial institutions seemed oblivious. Recovering the beginnings of conservatism: A review of Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater by William F. Buckley, Jr. (and more and more). John McWhorter reconsiders WFB's God and Man at Yale. From Gelf, an interview with Libero Della Piana, a most American of communists. The conspiracy of the anti-war leftists: An exchange between American Prospect writer Robert Farley and the authors of Party of Defeat. The Left Today: An interview with Mitchell Cohen. Punk Manifesto: A review of On the Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of the City by Erick Lyle. More on Susan Neiman's Moral Clarity: A Guide For Grown-Up Idealists.

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