Almost everything in the NYTimes Sunday Book Review is worth attention this week. Sam Tannenhaus' undeluded appreciation of Daniel Bell. James Kugel undertaking to make religion believable. Ed Glaeser on the great wen, or wens. Michael Scheuer on Osama and what David Letterman once called "classic seventeenth-child issues." Douglas Walker on why we have two spy agencies (takeaway: Donovan had a medal of honor; Hoover was short and lived with his mom). And so forth.
Well: almost all the non-fiction stuff. It occurs to me I pretty much left off reading NYT new fiction reviews years ago.