Richard L. Kaplan (Illinois): Top Ten Myths of Social Security. From Boston Review, a special issue on Incarcerated America; Andrew Bacevich goes Inside Rumsfeld's Pentagon; American dreamers: William Hogeland on Pete Seeger, William F. Buckley, Jr., and public history; and Lew Daly, author of God and the Welfare State, weighs in on why Obama's policy embodies a genuine vision for fighting poverty, and why it is destined to fail. From The Wilson Quarterly, the Atlantic and Pacific now dominate the world’s politics and trade, but the Indian Ocean is emerging as a new locus of power that increasingly unites China, India, the Middle East, and Africa. From Christianity Today, a review of The Scandal of Evangelical Politics: Why Are Christians Missing the Chance to Really Change the World? by Ronald J. Sider; and a review of God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush by Randall Balmer. From TNR, Josie Delap and Robert Lane Greene on the Arab world vs. Barack Obama; how Islam and Christianity have dealt differently with their Jewish roots—and what that means for anti-Semitism today; and Javier Marias on how filthy, rude, tactless tourists are ruining the world's most treasured cities. From Harper's, Frank Bures goes in search of the magical penis thieves. William Saletan on why public toilets should pay you.

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