From Prospect, contemporary liberalism's insistence that morality is a mere matter of rights and obligations empties life of its ethical meaning; we need a return to the virtue ethics of the pre-moderns, and a renewed conception of the good life. From Economic Principals, a review of Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet by Ian F. McNeely and Lisa Wolverton. Metrosexual Healing: Can Barack Obama save the trans-Atlantic alliance? Dream Team: Monocle turns its attention to who they'd like to see in the Cabinet. From Texas Monthly, Leave It To Weaver: What John McCain’s former chief strategist thinks of his campaign. From TNR, more radical than Bush: Jonathan Cohn on the full horror of John McCain's economic agenda; and running against Sarah: From beauty queens to political veterans,
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