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This week’s articles of note

“The left, the right, and the constitution,” National Review, by Yuval Levin “Getting away with it,” New York Review of Books, by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells [Review of three books on American politics] “Despite Obama’s policies, the Rust Belt’s revival could save his campaign,” Daily Beast, by Joel Kotkin “US banks aren’t nearly ready […]

Re-opening the American mind

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Twenty-five years on, a re-read of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind reveals just how wrong liberals were to hate it, and how wrong conservatives were to claim it as their ideological bible. Read my review, in the spiked review of books, here.

This week’s articles of note

“Hope: the sequel,” New York Magazine, by John Heilemann “The 1 percent’s problem,” Vanity Fair, by Joseph E. Stiglitz “Mary Meeker’s latest stunning presentation about the state of the web,” Business Insider, by Nicholas Carlson “Is America philosophical?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, by Carlin Romano “The Amazon effect,” The Nation, by Steve Wasserman  

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