From The Atlantic Monthly, Jeffrey Goldberg on The Wars of John McCain. From Slate, here's an interactive timeline of the lives of Barack Obama. From TNR, Jonathan Chait on how the rich rolled Barack Obama (and how Charlie Gibson has helped); and Jeffery Rosen on how nobody in the Senate has a better record of defending the little guy than Biden. From TAC, a review of The Case Against Barack Obama by David Freddoso and McCain: The Myth of a Maverick by Matt Welch; Radical Chic: Brendan O’Neill on Tibet, the theocracy liberals like; Back in the USSR: Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarus is brutal and oppressive — yet remains unexploited by the economy of haste; and the Asquith Analogy: Let’s remember World War I before launching World War V. A review of Distraction: A Philosopher’s Guide to Being Free by Damon Young. A review of Why We Make Art and Why It Is Taught by Richard Hickman. Are US students getting it? Not according to a new wave of campus magazines that aim to foster healthy ideas and adult discussion about sex. More and more on Charles Murray's Real Education (and an excerpt). Are too many people going to college? America’s university system is creating a class-riven nation, but there has to be a better way. 24/7 school reform: What poor kids really need can’t be taught in a classroom.

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