From Obit, cremation nation: More and more, the temple of the soul is burning. The Smart Set is in praise of the newspaper obituary; and what about Bob? The obit is a death notice, but it can also alert of a life lived. Cowboys and Immigrants: Two dueling archetypes dominated 20th-century American politics — is it time for them to be reconciled? A review of Rescuing Justice and Equality by G. A. Cohen (and a symposium at Crooked Timber). From First Principles, a symposium of The Tyranny of Liberalism by James Kalb (and part 2, part 3 and part 4). A world of least-wanted lists: People are stopped from traveling all the time — around the globe and in the United States. Peter Terzian reviews The Complete Fiction by Francis Wyndham. A review of Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg's The Pinocchio Effect: On Making Italians, 1860-1920. From WSWS, an article on the future of art in an age of crisis (and part 2). Which of the following rejected more than 30,000 of the nation's top college seniors this month and put hundreds more on a waitlist? a) Harvard Law School; b) Goldman Sachs; or c) Teach for America. A review of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation by Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard (and more).

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