A new issue of Edge is out. From New York, founding editor Clay Fekler dies with a legacy: Understanding—and explaining—the city as a pageant of ambition. Andrew Bacevich on what Bush hath wrought. Brad Reed on the 10 most awesomely bad moments of the Bush presidency. An interview with Paul Alexander, author of Machiavelli's Shadow: The Rise and Fall of Karl Rove. Soccer is war? Not anymore — across the Continent, rabid nationalism is giving way to a new European spirit. From Mother Jones, Iran panic? Talk about it with the experts. From TLS, a review of books on the many ages of Herodotus. The world’s oceans are filling with bottles, wrappers and other flotsam; is there anything better to be done than picking it off the beach, one piece at a time? William Saletan on a genetic theory of homosexuality. Celebrity worship might not be an unalloyed bad thing, says one researcher, although it's important to be a little finicky about who to emulate. How did the bikini, the once-feminist outfit of Twiggy and Tina, morph into the shame of Lindsay and Brit-Brit? The famous words most often attributed to Socrates, “All I know is that I know nothing” is indeed a misquote. In his free time, Rick752 helps millions skip banners and pop-ups; should a $40 billion industry be scared? We're a bunch of dorks: Of all the messages sent into space, which ones are good?

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