From The Atlantic Monthly, a map on the Arctic's radically changing geography; China is stunningly bad at managing its own reputation — here's why; Jeffrey Tayler on why France’s religious strife melts away in Marseille; Jeffrey Goldberg on why airport security in America is a sham; and an article on Michelle Rhee's plan to revolutionize D.C. schools (and an interview). From HNN, James Livingston on their Great Depression and ours (and part 2). From WSJ, an interview with Anna Schwartz: "Bernanke is fighting the last war". Here are initial reactions to the bailout plan from some leading economists. From Harper's, an interview with Eric Janszen on the economic collapse. Turning Japanese: Are we reliving Tokyo's economic nightmare? David Runciman on the problem with English football. From National Journal, a cover story on the hidden history of the American electorate. David Corn on the Right's final attack: Obama is a Black Muslim, anti-Christian socialist plotting with an evil Jewish billionaire. More racism, please: Race-baiting and anti-Muslim bigotry on the campaign trail are vile and loathsome — let's hope they never go away. From The New Yorker, Jane Mayer on how John McCain came to pick Sarah Palin. From Discover, a look at why Darwin would have loved botox; and here's 20 things you didn't know about genius. 

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