From New Statesman, rise of the new Anglo-world order: It's an old controversy that was reignited this autumn by the remarks of a Nobel Prize judge: is American literature too insular, preoccupied only with the home country? From Culture11, an article on The Wal-Mart at the End of the World: A bad place to bring your dog. From Cracked, a look at the 10 most devastating insults of all time. From Esquire, take a look at Mark Roth in his lab in Seattle — it's mad, it's heroic, it's science the way it's supposed to be. More on The Family by Jeff Sharlet (and more from Bookforum). From First Principles, who needs One Big Market? Joseph Stromberg wants to know. From Intelligent Life, an article on Peter Gabriel: Rocker, human rights advocate. Beyond the burqa: A look at how Afghans are managing the struggle between modernity and tradition. More and more on The Man Who Owns The News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch by Michael Wolff. The Pygmies' Plight: A correspondent who chronicled their lives in central African rain forests returns a decade later and is shocked by what he finds. Africa, life after colonialism: An excerpt from Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century. Was the Moon created through a runaway nuclear reaction? The Art of Peace: Veteran negotiator Dennis Ross charts the rocky road to America's redemption.

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