No cult of consensus here

From The Boston Phoenix, a look at the 100 Unsexiest Men. They believed, why can't I: "It’s a particular moment: Paris in May of 1968, when students and workers took to the streets in a fit of imagination and fury". From The Activist, an exaggerated dichotomy: A reply to Sheri Berman on democratic socialism and capitalism (and a response by Berman). More on On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship by Nancy Rosenblum. Bipartisan he’s not, and that’s a good thing: No cult of consensus here — Obama knows the flip side of "I won" is "hold me accountable". The first chapter from The Strategic President: Persuasion and Opportunity in Presidential Leadership by George C. Edwards III. When it comes to representing children, art and law are on a collision course, and photographers are in the dock. More on The Book of Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley. A review of Why Socrates Died by Robin Waterfield (and more). Jihad Lite: Timothy Noah on Al-Qaida's dumbed-down recruitment manual. Meanwhile, at Harvard: An article on changing campus culture via — gasp! — democracy. The best places to lose your job: As many as 50 million people could be out of work by the end of 2009, but the unemployed in some countries definitely have it better than others