From Stratfor, a series on Obama, McCain and US foreign policy (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4). From Commentary, articles on Obama's leftism and McCain's honor. Cut, kill, dig, drill: Jonathan Raban on Sarah Palin’s cunning. Bruce Ackerman on abolishing the vice presidency. From The American Conservative, a review of Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement by Justin Raimondo; Claes G. Ryn on the coup the intellectuals wrought; and Andrew Roberts, the Anglosphere’s greatest modern mythologist, may be perfectly suited to sanitize the Bush presidency. Whose conservatism is it? President Bush in his final days is getting tagged as a socialist. Before he died, William F. Buckley Jr. put his young grandson on the firing line. A review of Stefan Collini's Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain. A review of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder (and more and more and more). The introduction to Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics by Jeremy Gray. From Edge, a special report on a short course on behavioral economics. The wonders of the horseless carriage no longer impress Peter Baker, who wants to get back on his feet. Carol Williamson on her so-called glamorous life as a foreign correspondent. A review of Glamour: A History by Stephen Gundle.