Here's the inaugural issue of The Manchester Review. From Geist, Alberto Manguel on Jewish gauchos, European Jewish artisans on horseback in Argentina. From San Diego CityBeat, a la recherche du Taco Bell: One gabacho’s run for the border. From NYRB, Freeman Dyson reviews Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World by Paul Stewart; and is this a "victory"? Peter Galbraith wants to know. Intelligence officials are worried, Richard Clarke writes, that al Qaeda may try to affect elections. While America’s markets plummet, formerly moribund Arab economies are thriving after embracing the same principles that Washington carelessly discarded. So much for Bush's freedom agenda: Right now, global authoritarianism is worse than ever. From The Economist, a poll of economists on the candidates' economic
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