From Words Without Borders, a special issue on memory and lies. Once around the island: Gay Talese says that in all his years as a writer, he never proposed a story that would bring him near the water. A review of Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music by Greg Milner (and more from Bookforum). Can The New York Observer owner Jared Kushner carry the ambition for himself and his disgraced father? As the dreaded R-word — rationing — once again worms its way into our debate on health care reform, it may be helpful to relearn what is taught about rationing in freshman economics. Code Red: Phillip Longman on how software companies could screw up Obama's health care reform. Health care's true price: The real reason we need a public option in health-care reform isn't cost control — it's security. Cold War without end: America never had a post-communist revolution. The invisible hand, trumped by Darwin: Growing evidence suggests that Darwin’s view of the competitive struggle tracks economic reality much more closely. Research shows that "invisible hand" guides evolution of cooperative turn-taking. That was awesome: What stuntmen think are the best stunt films of all time. Can Obama catch Osama? As the U.S. pushes hard into Afghanistan, the spotlight is back on world's most wanted.

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