A new issue of Quadrant is out. From Slate, here's an interactive guide to Bush-administration lawbreaking; and Dahlia Lithwick on why our torture policy has deeper roots in Fox television than the Constitution and on the best new reads about law and the war on terror. How should the next president deal with the Bush White House's crimes? Cass Sunstein and Glenn Greenwald debate. Tudor terror: John Guy is on a mission to bring history to the masses. From Wired, a special section on NASA: 50 years of towering achievement. Economics does not lie: The dismal science is at last a science—and the world is the beneficiary. Here’s a challenge for the economics profession: to think up something suitable to commemorate the contribution of Martin S. Feldstein. Meet the art lovers who are defying the critics — and proud of it. An article on the sex scenes JK Rowling never wrote: Who knew? Robert Skidelsky on re-thinking the Iranian nuclear threat: Would it be a great disaster if Iran had nuclear weapons? Art as statement: As more and more people begin to have access to art, it is increasingly becoming a lifestyle statement. Has a surfer/snowboarder who lives in a van rewritten physics? Cass Sunstein reviews Scott McClennan's What Happened. From Business Week, should oil be cheap? Expensive oil hurts, but there's a business case to be made for a floor under the price of crude.
From The Nation, a cover story on MoveOn at Ten: It's given voice to a new silent majority—and made a few enemies. Now what? From NYRB, Ronald Dworkin on why Boumediene v. Bush is one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in recent years; an excerpt from Jane Meyer's The Dark Side (and more); Samantha Power reviews Us vs. Them by J. Peter Scoblic and Heads in the Sand by Matthew Yglesias (and more and more and more); a review of books on the devastation of Iraq's past; Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews On For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond by Ben Macintyre and four other books; and who will digitize the world's books? An interview with Will Kymlicka on multiculturalism and liberal democracy. Some books are so dear, so essential, that if a potential partner finds it risible, any meeting of the minds (or body) is impossible. From Vanity Fair, Douglas Feith recently testified that his views had been distorted by author Philippe Sands — oh really? A look at what University of Chicago conservatives think of Barack Obama. The handshake may always have a firm grip on business, but the fist bump is making inroads. Blue sky thinking: Here are 10 ideas that changed the course of history. From Slate, meet the interest groups that will decide the fate of medical insurance. From Portfolio, an interview with Naomi Klein.
From New Statesman, when Marx met Mill: People just don't want to be told — personal political responsibility, like virtue, is notoriously difficult to teach; Richard Thaler, Cameron's free-market guru, simply gives Friedman a makeover; and an article on the enduring appeal of Nazi chic. An interview with Richard Holbrooke on Radovan Karadzic: "He would have made a good Nazi". From TLS, a review of The Modernist Papers by Fredric Jameson. From LRB, Stefan Collini reviews Raymond Williams: A Warrior’s Tale by Dai Smith. A review of Bleached Faith: The Tragic Cost When Religion Is Forced into the Public Square by Steven Goldberg. From National Journal, depending on who wins the presidency, the Supreme Court could turn sharply to the right or see its first crusading liberal justice in many years (and a look at possible nominees from Obama and McCain). From "Ideas", how to contain radical Islam: The best global strategy for the US may be the one that won the Cold War (and more); and the culture of corruption: Once rule-breaking becomes ingrained, there are some surprising ways to stop it. More on Political Hypocrisy by David Runciman. A review of Vets Under Siege: How America Deceives and Dishonors Those Who Fight Our Battles by Martin Schram. From The Guardian, a special section on ebooks. Literacy debate: Online, R U really reading?