From Foreign Affairs, Kenneth F. Scheve (Yale) and Matthew J. Slaughter (Tufts): A New Deal for Globalization. An excerpt from Bound Together How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization by Nayan Chanda. From Cato Unbound, Daniel Drezner on The Persistent Power of the State in the Global Economy (with reaction essays). Anette Ahrnens at Lund University in Sweden shows that the Security Council can be a shortcut for great powers wishing to manipulate other countries into granting their consent. 

From Perspectives on Politics, Bronwyn Leebaw (UC-Riverside): The Politics of Impartial Activism: Humanitarianism and Human Rights. An interview with Carla del Ponte, chief prosecutor for the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, on the prospects for bringing the last few Serbian war criminals to justice. Can kids be war criminals? A review of A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.

Susan Waltz (Michigan): US Policy on Small Arms Transfers: A Human Rights Perspective. Jonathan Schell on the Spirit of June 12: Twenty-five years after the largest antinuclear demonstration ever, the movement has dwindled. But the threat of mass destruction grows greater.

From RSA Journal, millions of people die each year because they cannot afford routinely available medicines. Professors Thomas Pogge and Sunil Shaunak propose a new way forward. From Women's Review of Books, an article on The Dickensian World of Micro-Finance: Grameen may not be so good for women after all.

From Financial Times, who are the villains and the victims of global capital flows? The World’s Worst Currencies: Most countries seem to have finally whipped inflation—at least for now. But not everyone is celebrating the world’s impressive economic stability. A look at the soft currencies of some of the most unstable economies on the planet. 

Consumerism and its Disconnects: What connection does the rural backwater of Rosia Montana have to European integration and Global climate change? Horatio Morpurgo mines the controversy surrounding a Canadian company's plans for a small Romanian town, and finds food for thought for western eco-warriors and liberals alike. Can global warming be blamed for the shrinking glaciers of Kilimanjaro? The Kibo ice cap, a "poster child" of global climate change, is being starved of snowfall and depleted by solar radiation.

From Nexus, an essay on The Criminal History of the Papacy (and part 2 and part 3). The Vatican has called for Catholics to stop donating money to Amnesty International over the human rights organization's stance on abortion. Amnesty had responded by saying the Church is putting its work "in peril".

From The Humanist, an essay on how to counter religion's toxic effects; and how a California Congressman became the most honest person in politics. From Commentary, a review of God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens, and more from Commonweal, and more from The New Criterion. A review of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris and a review of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. 

From The Wittenburg Door, an interview with Jimmy Dorrell, author of Trolls & Truth: 14 Realities About Today's Church That We Don't Want to See (and part 2); an interview with Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical; an interview with Ron Hall and Denver Moore, authors of Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together; and you've got to hand it to Florida. Between various hurricanes, hanging chads, Kathleen Harris and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, times are tough all over in the Sunshine State. Take the tragic case of the Rev. Markus Bishop, a minor-league televangelist in the making in ritzy Florida Bay County.

From Forward, an interview with Mark I. Greenberg, co-editor of Jewish Roots in Southern Soil, and Mark Bauman, editor of Dixie Diaspora; and a review of Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas. Never mind, I'll just sit here in the dark: A brief history of the Jewish mother. From Jewcy, The End of the Jewish People: Judaism must prepare itself for a world after peoplehood. From Nextbook, The Great Brain: Pseudoscience helps Haim Watzman straddle the Sephardi-Ashkenazi divide; and Bell Curve to Bell Jar: Sander L. Gilman challenges the fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence.

From TNR, is race in the genes? Merlin Chowkwanyun & Justin Shubow debate (and part 2). An interview with Harriet Washington, author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. From News & Views, a review of Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man’s Land, 1619-2000 by Francis Adams and Barry Sanders; and a review of White Guilt by Shelby Steele. From The Black Commentator, a series on "getting over" racism.

From Political Affairs, more on Richard Rorty. Friends and other philosophers talk about Rorty, from a longer film called "American Philosopher" by Phillip McReynolds. From The New Individualist, a review of Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism by Paul Boghossian and On Truth by Harry G. Frankfurt; a review of Why Truth Matters by Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom; and an interview with Stephen Hicks, author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault.

A review of A Priori Knowledge: Toward a Phenomenological Explanation by Tommaso Piazza. An excerpt from Kant and Idealism by Tom Rockmore. A review of Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue, 1913-1922 by Alasdair MacIntyre. A review of Heidegger's Topology: Being, Place, World by Jeff Malpas. A review of Levinas et l'exception du soi by Rodolphe Calin. 

From The Liberal, a review of The Parallax View by Slavoj Zizek; and a review of Political Ideas in the Romantic Age by Isaiah Berlin. An excerpt from Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes. A review of Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History by Darien Shanske. A review of The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origins of War by David Livingstone Smith. A review of Utopian Dreams: A Search for a Better Life by Tobias Jones. Adam Smith for Dummies: A review of On the Wealth of Nations by P. J. O'Rourke. A review of The Metaphysics of Capital by Nicholas Ruiz.

A review of Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence by David Benatar. A review of An Argument for Mind by Jerome Kagan. A review of The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science by Daniel M. Gross. A review of In Search of Happiness: Understanding an Endangered State of Mind by John F. Schumaker. A review of The Meaning of Life by Terry Eagleton. A review of Philosophizing the Everyday: Revolutionary Praxis and the Fate of Cultural Theory by John Roberts.

From TLS,  an essay on James Baldwin's letters to Istanbul; and a review of Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today: The actor's perspective and This Wide and Universal: Shakespeare in performance then and now by David Bevington. A review of Shakespeare the Thinker by A.D. Nuttall. 

A new issue of ForeWord is out. Haruki Murakami's existential musings: Sophie Ratcliffe reviews After Dark.  Room for enlightenment: Fifty years after Jack Kerouac published On The Road, Lowell celebrates a native son who helped define a generation. A review of What Is the What by Dave Eggers (and more). The real price of everything: A review of The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History by Linda Colley. Suffer, fight, become a saint: Excelling at submission has often been a way for women to compete with men.

An excerpt from Manliness by Harvey C. Mansfield. The Sopranos and the End of Masculinity: Six years of tough-guy posturing haven't gotten Tony anywhere. Our society's inability to recognize depression in men is putting their relationships and physical health in jeopardy. The male must get through: When a man's life falls apart, where does he turn?

From Asia Times, China's current artistic renaissance has been likened to the emergence of Western Modernism more than 100 years ago. While this may be a questionable comparison, there is no doubt that something dynamic and vibrant is happening in the world of Chinese art. Chinese artist Ai WeiWei is bringing 1,001 of his compatriots to Germany to take part in the prestigious Documenta art show. The live exhibits, who will form an installation called "Fairytale," will wander around Kassel — but are not allowed to leave the city.

Stuff of memory: Scholars are drawn to Eastern Europeans' growing nostalgia for the material culture of the Communist era. World Monuments Fund unveils 2008 "Watch List": The list of endangered sites includes areas threatened by political conflict, unchecked development and, for the first time, climate change. From Archeology, a cover story on How to Build a Pyramid: Hidden ramps may solve the mystery of the Great Pyramid's construction.

Don't Mess with My Genre: A fan of comic books wants to clean house. From Cracked, a look at the 13 most ridiculous TV shows to ever get green-lit. Comedy Central's new cartoon farce, "Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States" could be "SpongeBob SquarePants" for the wonky set if the jokes weren't so easy. An article on Josh Marshall’s optimistic leap to Web TV. Sacha Zimmerman on the environmental disasters of reality TV. A review of Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video From the Beatles to the White Stripes by Saul Austerlitz.

Ears to David Lynch! Obsessive? Artist Christian Tomaszewski rebuilds the world of Blue Velvet. Filming the American Novel: From The Great Gatsby to Sister Carrie, writers tell stories of social climbers and fortune hunters. Classy fiction should make room for toffs: By refusing to take any aristocrats seriously, contemporary novelists impoverish their work.

From CT, a review of Governing China's Population: From Leninist to Neoliberal Biopolitics by Susan Greenhalgh and Edwin A. Winckler and China's Longest Campaign: Birth Planning in the People's Republic, 1949-2005 by Tyrene White. A review of Confessions: An Innocent Life in Communist China by Kang Zhengguo. Loose tongues foil Laos plot: An alleged plot to overthrow the communist government of Laos began to unravel almost from the moment it was hatched by Hmong leaders in the US last winter.

Wounded, but still dangerous: Indonesia cracks down on terrorists. Three Christians tried to get Muslim children to change their faith. Was their imprisonment just punishment for a sensitive crime or religious persecution? Pakistan: Back to the Dark Ages? An excerpt from Journey Into Islam: The Crisis of Civilization by Akbar Ahmed. A review of Feminism in India by Maitrayee Chaudhuri. From Finance & Development, a special issue on The Economic Power of Women.

From Eurozine, on the aims of discourse: Politically motivated narratives about the Hungarian past stand in the way of social consensus. Such a consensus would be an essential component of a society that was reconciled to itself. The French left is reeling from its defeat in the presidential election and faces a repeat in the two-round vote for the national assembly. But how ready are Socialist Party activists to change in the interests of victory next time? Philippe Legrain on the case for opening Europe’s borders. An excerpt from Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America by Andrei Markovits (and a review).

A Catch-22 Nuclear World: The more we invest in, and maintain, a vast nuclear arsenal, the more we slot those weapons into our strategic and tactical planning, the more such weapons will proliferate. More and more on The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor by William Langewiesche. Past the Paranoia: While policymakers create another panic in the Middle East, the streets of Tehran offer more than malice and fanaticism. An interview with Ladan Boroumand, research director at The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in Iran.

From New York, if we’re not afraid, have the terrorists won? An assessment of past terror threats. In The Line of Fire: John Rizzo wants to be the CIA's top lawyer. But he'll have to get past a posse of angry senators first. Robert F. Bauer on the progressive case for a Libby pardon.

From Slate, my vote means nothing: Nearly 20 states are moving up their primaries, but it won't change a thing. For months, the presidential wannabes have been churning out serious, talking-to-the-camera videos for YouTube. So far, viewers prefer the spontaneous, unauthorized, less flattering fare. The Politics of Search: For the 2008 presidential candidates, the Web is the newest place to stump for votes. Surprisingly, Republicans are more "Googly" then Democrats.

From Radar, sure, Britain's still in. But what about Mongolia? Checking in on the "Coalition of the Willing". The US's new plan for Iraq is to withdraw all but a post-occupation troop force in 2009. But can you spot the oxymoron? Post-traumatic Iraq syndrome: The war is lost. Americans should begin to deal with what that means. Do past empires hold lessons for U.S. foreign policy today? Alex Cooley has thoughts on a debate. A review of The Pentagon: A History by Steve Vogel.

The Case of the Iraq War: An excerpt from When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina by W. Lance Bennett, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston. An interview with Greg Palast, author of Armed Madhouse: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf? China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal '08, No Child’s Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War (and another interview). 

From Business Week, is Europe's health care better? U.S. health care has been declared a disaster. Britain's subsidized NHS is little better. France's hybrid system works, but faces rising costs; The Sorry States of Health Care: A state-by-state study shows who has the best and worst grades on 32 health indicators, and even the best are none too good. From Democracy, a review of Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis - And the People Who Pay the Price by Jonathan Cohn; and Unsafe at Any Rate: If it's good enough for microwaves, it's good enough for mortgages. Why we need a Financial Product Safety Commission.

From In These Times, at what price victory? In order to pass their budget, House Democrats have proposed increasing the funding of a harmful abstinence-only program. What medication can't achieve: Paedophilia is a continuum that covers a range of behaviours - and chemical castration isn't the solution. A review of American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment by Sasha Abramsky. The Fame and Misfortune of Celebrity: Why Paris Hilton does not belong behind bars. Siege of Paris: Christopher Hitchens on the creepy populism surrounding high-profile defendants. 

From Butterflies & Wheels, a review of God is Not Great. A review of Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — and Doesn’t by Stephen Prothero. Research shows that the more secularists there are living near evangelicals, the more politically conservative those evangelicals will be. Might the secular start developing this same kind of tribalism? From The Village Voice, a neo-Nazi field trip to the Met: White supremacists from across the country gather in New Jersey and New York for barbecue and culture. Michael Kazin reviews Comrades! by Robert Service . The Party Never Stopped: An exhibition profiles the leaders of the Communist Party U.S.A. as they pose for portraits and chat about politics with a Russian emigre painter.

 Zanita Fenton (Miami): The Paradox of Hierarchy – or Why We Always Choose the Tools of the Master's House. A review of Constitutional Democracy: Creating and Maintaining a Just Political Order by Walter F. Murphy. A review of Is Democracy Possible Here? by Ronald Dworkin. A review of Lynn Hunt's Inventing Human Rights: A History.

From Human Rights & Human Welfare, a review of Freeing God’s Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights by Allen D. Hertzke; a review of The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches and Documents from Ancient Times to the Present; a review of Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book by Elisabeth Reichert; a review of Human Rights in the World Community. Issues and Action; a review of Health and Human Rights: Basic International Documents; and a review of Global Ethics and Civil Society.

From Democratiya, Nick Cohen reviews Orwell in Tribune: As I Please and Other Writings 1943-7; and an essay on Edward Said and the Iranian Revolution. An academic late bloomer moves on: Superstar historian Margaret MacMillan muses on her ascension, her powerful ancestors and "poor little Britney". He could be the most important economist of the past fifty years. Yet, notwithstanding his Nobel Prize, Douglass North's work is little known and little recognized, even within the economics profession.

Norman Finkelstein, the famed critic of Israel, has been denied tenure by DePaul University. What does it mean for academic freedom? "Now everyone talks about the union in the open": Workers score a victory at Harvard. High school students in Connecticut weren't allowed to discuss the war, so they wrote a play about it. "Voices in Conflict" was quickly banned by the school, but made it to New York where it brought the audience to tears.

Journey to the Center of the Earth: We know more about the edge of the universe than about the core of our planet. Could a crazy mission get to the bottom of things? An excerpt from Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind by Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth. A study provides first evidence that chimpanzees pass along newly learned behaviors and customs to other communities. Scientists discover 3,000-pound Gigantoraptor dinosaur in Mongolia. One scientist's junk is a Creationist's treasure: Without your "junk DNA" you might be reading this article while hanging upside down by your tail. The 1 Percent Genome Solution: Tiny slice of genome reveals bustling activity in the gaps between genes. 

An excerpt from Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion by John Polkinghorne. A review of The Physics of Christianity by Frank J. Tipler. A review of Early Christianity by Mark Humphries. A review of A History of the Later Roman Empire AD 284-641: The Transformation of the Ancient World by Stephen Mitchell. A review of Youth in the Middle Ages. An excerpt from Tulipmania: Money, Honor, and Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age by Anne Goldgar. A review of The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815 by Tim Blanning.

Things Fall Apart author Chinua Achebe wins Booker Prize for fiction, beating out Philip Roth and Ian McEwan. The new face of Nigerian literature? Growing up in a house once occupied by famous Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe was "a lovely coincidence", Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, but it may have been where she first caught the literary bug. One Hundred Years of Solitude has had 40 years of admiring company. Yet still it stands alone, writes Ilan Stavans.

From The New Yorker, a special issue on Summer Fiction. Philip K. Dick goes legit with Library of America canon. From Dissent, four new novels revisit a particularly tumultuous era of American history: A review of Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta; American Woman by Susan Choi; The Darling by Russell Banks; and The Company You Keep by Neil Gordon. Four thrillers to keep you pleasantly frightened: A review of The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan; Restitution by Lee Vance; Requiem for an Assassin by Barry Eisler; and Stalin's Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith.

From New York, an interview with Bob Stein. director of the Institute for the Future of the Book. From Britannica, Gregory McNamee on 10 things you (maybe) didn’t know about books. A publishing quandary: Do excerpts help sales? This Book Club is one tight literary circle of African-American women. The Scorn of the Literary Blog: Despite what the bloggers themselves believe, the future of literary culture does not lie with blogs — or at least, it shouldn't. How to hook the reluctant boy reader: Gags, gadgets and adventure — sure fire recipes to make boys (and girls) read.

From Der Spiegel, the German Pavilion in Venice, designed by Isa Genzken, is a surreal world of mysterious cases, hovering spacesuits and rubber reptiles. In the British Pavilion Tracey Emin explores sex, desire and gender, while France's Sophie Calle examines the female reaction to rejection. Just some of the many enticing exhibitions at this year's Biennale. The Minister of Information: If this messy world is becoming easier to understand, thank Edward Tufte. From Seven Oaks, accepting art as your personal saviour: A review of The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art by Greg Bottoms.

From The Medieval Review, a review of A History of the English Language Richard Hogg and David Denison. A review of Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language by Seth Lerer (and more). One of the week's best invented words: "Mantagonist".

From Newsweek, a review of The Diana Chronicles, an interview with Tina Brown, and an excerpt. Former queen of buzz Tina Brown conjures a golden heyday. The Princess and The Profiler: Will Tina Brown's new book about Princess Di persuade the public to join her once again at the convergence of highbrow and low? (and more and an interview)

From Tanzania, the Hadzabe, one of the last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers on the planet, is on the verge of vanishing into the modern world. An article on the uprising in Guinea and problems facing African liberation. Pushers' paradise: The drugs trade in Guinea-Bissau, the continent's first narco-state, is booming. A Continental Voice: An article on the urgent need for an African magazine. South Africa's Thabo Mbeki promises an "African renaissance". But why does that include hostility to Israel and the west? As China becomes a major influence in Africa, it faces mounting resistance and a profound dilemma: How does a nation devoted to nonintervention become a global power? Finding Refuge in Literature: Three recent books raise awareness of African refugees in America. A review of The Invisible Cure by Helen Epstein and 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen. Raising the "bottom billion": Paul Collier on how aid made the G8 headlines, but it is a sideshow alongside the real-world anti-poverty measures people in Africa. The G-8 aren't the only ones: What good are the Group of Eight's promises without rapidly developing countries like China and Brazil? 

Europeans are now taller than Americans for the first time in history, thanks to better national health-care systems in most European countries. Europe’s Christian Comeback: Alarmist pundits prophesize that a secular Europe risks being overcome by its fast-growing Muslim population. Yet for all we hear about Islam, Europe remains a stronger Christian fortress than people realize. Recent geopolitical developments have raised the question of whether allowing European judges to operate independently from political powers might enable them to fight international criminals. Transcitizens of the world unite: Not quite resident, not quite alien, John Sutherland describes the peculiar state of living between two countries.

From TNR, Al Gore explains what went wrong with democracy. Even now, after grudging recognitions that Gore was often right and even prescient, the major news media still can’t let go of its reflexive habit of demeaning him. The media's assault on reason: Such is life for Al Gore when dealing with the Beltway press, where his vociferous critics cannot be bothered with the simplest fact-checking task.

The System at Work: Politicians' tendency to blame the system is a convenient way of leaving no one accountable. Why Washington can’t get much done: On issues ranging from immigration to global warming, lawmakers are paralyzed by partisanship, fear, denial (and the Constitution). What's the Matter with Massachusetts? An article on defending one of America's most enlightened states. Here's a revealing look at how state politics works. Okay, wonks: Think you know how the political game works? Now you can actually play it, or at least one part of it, from within the window of a computer browser., a Berkeley-based online watchdog, is breaking ground by using technology to track how political contributions shape legislation. More Money, More Problems: Any serious campaign finance reform must recognize that money is the mother's milk of politics. 

Bush no money magnet: Financial projections for the President’s Dinner confirm that Republican confidence in the president is in a state of collapse. Is even Texas becoming a tough business climate for conservative operatives? Or is this lobby and consulting firm motivated by something other than money? And Still They Rise: Conservative pols booted out of office have a way of hanging around Washington. From The Politico, with signs of hope in the gloom enveloping Republicans, how do Democrats capitalize on this opportunity to begin building up a new Modern Majority?

From TNR, Supreme Leader: Jeffrey Rosen on the arrogance of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Crisis of Confidence: The latest terror ruling suggests that the courts do pretty well in a crisis. A review of Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life by Ted Gup. An interview with Gore Vidal on Europe and why the US is not a democracy. Democracy is not just about elections. It is about living under law rather than the whim of power.

Race against history: Merlin Chowkwanyun on why genes don't determine race. From Writ, an article on the fortieth anniversary of Loving v. Virginia: The personal and cultural legacy of the case that ended legal prohibitions on interracial marriage (and more). From Democracy, Jonathan Rauch reviews The Future of Marriage by David Blankenhorn. A review of America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage, and a review of Queers in Court: Gay Rights Law and Public Policy by  Susan Gluck Mezey. A review of The War Between the State and the Family: How Government Divides and Impoverishes by Patricia Morgan. From Slate, a series of articles on Weddings. Why do brides buy and grooms rent? Robert Frank investigates.

From Salon, Lucy Kaylin, author of a new book on mothers' complicated relationship with nannies, talks frankly about playground politics, nannycams and how the "mommy wars" play into childcare choices. Why feminists fight with each other: An interview with Deborah Siegel, author of Sisterhood Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild. A review of What Makes Women Happy by Fay Weldon. A review of Redefining Seduction: Women Initiating Sex, Courtship, Partnership, Peace by Donna Sheehan and Paul Reffell.

From Scientific American, putting a price tag on death: Economists say balancing the pain of loss with the right amount of money could lead to more rational court awards. One-Fifth of an American: How much is an immigrant's life worth, exactly? Steven Landsburg investigates. Eric Rauchway on why immigration reform should wait until 2009. Out of unenforceable laws, amnesties are born: The elephant in the room is that the existing immigration law that underlies the debate has no connection with reality. James Surowiecki on guest workers. They Came Here to Work: The punitive rage directed at illegal immigrants grows out of a larger blindness to the manual labor they perform that makes our lives possible. The Trouble With the Super-Rich: A bloated overclass can drag down a society as surely as a swelling underclass.

George Will reviews The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture by Brink Lindsey. A review of The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South by Matthew D. Lassiter. As smart growth gains ground among academics and activists, conservatives are whipping themselves up into a frenzy over the perils of what they term "anti-sprawl policy". An article on Proposition 13, the tax revolution that gave us today’s government mess.