A new issue of the Scottish Review of Books is out. Sarath Sanga (Yale): Does Officer Race Matter? The Naked and the TED: Evgeny Morozov reviews Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization by Parag Khanna and Ayesha Khanna. We usually think of John Kenneth Galbraith as the archetypal liberal — and not without reason; but Galbraith's late 1950s understanding of the interplay between the sources of poverty and public policy remediation was far more realistic, and in every way superior, to what came after him. Letter carriers consider bringing back banking services: Ellen Brown on how to save the postal service. The emerging revolution in game theory: The discovery of a winning strategy for prisoner's dilemma is forcing game theorists to rethink their discipline; their conclusion? Winning isn't everything.

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