From Boston Review, T.M. Scanlon on Libertarianism and Liberty: How not to argue for limited government and lower taxes. From TNR, a symposium on Liberalism and Occupy Wall Street, with contributions by Paul Berman, Todd Gitlin, William Galston, David Greenberg, and more. From Jacobin, here is a debate on left politics and strategy. Conor Friedersdorf on 8 well-intentioned ideas that Occupy Wall Street should reject. Should protesters have just voted instead? Rep. Barney Frank sympathizes with OWS, but wonders where protesters were a year ago, when the anti-regulation GOP cleaned up at the ballot box. David Meyer on what Occupy Wall Street learned from the Tea Party. From Downtown Express, a month in, O.W.S. and community are trying to coexist (and more and more). Active-duty gays: Coming out has been nonevent. Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men — so says a psychology study. Jane Miller on why the English language ain’t that bad. It's odd that Facebook makes us worried we can't forget enough, while Google makes us worried we'll forget too much. A review of Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar (and more and more). A solution in search of a problem: Eric Hunting on nationalism, environmentalism, and space’s struggle for cultural relevance. Robots at War: A review of Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-first Century by P.W. Singer and Predator: The Remote-Control Air War over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story by Lieutenant Colonel Matt J. Martin with Charles W. Sasser. Language 50,000 BC: Our ancestors like Yoda spoke. Big Talk: Alex Mensing on the possibilities of large linguistic databases. Separating the wheat from the chaff: Will industrialized foods be the end of us?

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