On the first anniversary of the start of the Occupy movement, and after much debate about the effectiveness of demands, the movement has announced one big demand: the end of capitalism. Here Joe Clement comments on how this demand comprehends all the issues the Occupy movement brought to our attention.
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden review Tom McNeal's novel To Be Sung Underwater, an "exploration of marriage and the many ways in which marriages can go wrong." You can find an archive of Larry's reviews here.
That the USA is and always has been a force for good in the world is part of what makes the nation unique -- an exception to the general rule of national self-interest followed by other countries. This is part of the myth of "American Exceptionalism" that passes for common sense among politicians and mainstream media figures. Steven M. Walt systematically exposes the falsehoods in the myth, point by point, in this piece read here by the Old Mole's Tom Becker. You can find the whole text here.