From Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group. a special issue on Marx or Spinoza. From the new online journal Religion and Politics, Mark Oppenheimer on Jon Stewart, religion teacher extraordinaire; Molly Worthen on John Stott, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien: Why American evangelicals love the British; and Timothy Dalrymple, Michael Ruse and Amy Sullivan debate what is fair game to discuss in the media about a candidate’s religion. Peter Frase on the problem with (sex) work. From The New Criterion, a special issue on remembering Hilton Kramer. How will the future change your politics? Whatever your values are, there is a chance that you may soon be arguing for the opposite of your usual policies. From First of the Month, Franz Boas as culture hero: Stephen J. Whitfield on the anthropologist as public intellectual. Academia becomes occupied with the Occupy movement. We appear to be heading into a future where "pink collar" jobs — empathy-driven, largely performed by women — are the most significant set of careers without any real machine substitute. Tom Slee on why the "Open Data Movement" is a joke.

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