From National Journal, the primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is turning the Democratic Party into a younger, more affluent and more liberal institution. William F. Buckley, RIP: Why we should be (mostly) glad that he outlived his brand of conservatism (and more). A review of The Endless City by Paul Crutzen. Sexology 101: Pondering pornography, Annie Sprinkle and the meaning of life. The Unspeakable R Word: Why nobody in Washington wants to say recession. White men unburdened: The political shift on race and immigration has spilled into the BBC. A look at how Obama inspires comparisons to famous figures. If you feel like you're seeing man words everywhere, you're not alone. British foreign secretary David Miliband’s approach to policy may be too intellectual. For all his lofty talk of national unity, Obama may actually put back the arrival of a post-racial America. Marking the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton, Peter Ackroyd examines his legacy with a new biography, and in his poetry (and more and more on Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer and Patriot by Anna Beer). A review of Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku. A review of Pat Barker's Life Class. Odds are the next U.S. president will be left-handed.

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