A new issue of Symmetry is out. From New Statesman, a special issue on how no one rules the world. Bruce Ackerman on why we need a Commission on Presidential Power. Meet the bankers and brokers responsible for the financial crisis — and the officials who let them get away with it. UC-Berkeley, where ’60s-era students stood atop a police car and ignited free-speech protests, is creating a Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements. From Episcopal Life, an article on the "emergent church", growing but hard to define. From New Internationalist, a special issue on Mothers Who Die. Culture & barbarism: Terry Eagleton on metaphysics in a time of terrorism. From Harvard Magazine, here's a walk through history with Justice Ginsburg as guide. A review of Lorenzo Benet's Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin. The first chapter from In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution by Joseph Crespino. Is greed good? It depends on the times. More and more and more and more and more and more and more on Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey (and more at Bookforum). Punning, it seems, like every non-deadly sin, is easier to excuse than to resist.

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