From The Baffler, Chris Bray on the Passions of the Meritocracy: General David Petraeus and his wandering PhD; Anne Elizabeth Moore on Marketpiece Theater: Nicholas Kristof and Milton Friedman rescue the world; and Christian Lorentzen on Predator Drone: Jimmy Savile will see you now. Ruins of hidden Maya city, Chactun, discovered in Mexico. The Other Mexicans: Indigenous people come from a world apart from Spanish-speaking Mexicans. Eli Dourado on why America needs an immigrant underclass. Compare and contrast: Kevin Drum on laws that protect white voting vs. laws that protect black voting (and more). Party like it’s 1877: Republicans across the Old Confederacy prep voter ID bills and other voting restrictions in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling (and more). Social media’s wildest 24 hours: From the Supreme Court to Austin and back again — the arc of online sound and fury bends toward justice. The poetry of politics: Carole Joffe interviews Katha Pollitt. Can philanthropists be ruthless? Felix Salmon investigates. Maria Bustillos interviews Ken Hoinsky on seduction, women and mistakes. Anne Kingston on the female libido and “the two-year itch”. From Standpoint, Michael Coren on why Dan Brown is overrated and Daniel Johnson on why Dante Alighieri is underrated. Up to 100 far-right activists disrupt a public lecture at Wroclaw University by the renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman.

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