From The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, a special issue free online on The Moynihan Report Revisited: Lessons and Reflections after Four Decades. More on Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss. From TAS, a review of The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. From First Principles, a longer and deeper view of our cultural divide shows conservatives to be those Americans who take the side of religion and morality against intellectual liberationism; and a review of The Way We Argue Now: A Study in the Cultures of Theory by Amanda Anderson. Politics and poor English: Harvard’s plans to restructure its literature course reveal a confusion about what a college English department is supposed to do. From Campus Progress, an article on the death of intellectual conservatism. Yale brought me to conservatism: How Nicola Karras learned to stop worrying and love the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. From Counterpunch, left control of academia? An article on the case of William Felkner. A look at the 4 craziest right wing fears about Obama. An article on Obama’s cabinet: A diverse center-left team, picked quickly. A review of To Serve the President: Continuity and Innovation in the White House Staff by Bradley H. Patterson. John Bicknell writes in defense of dynasties. Andrew Keen writes in defense of sleazy lobbyists.

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