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Two articles in this week's Spectator (still the world's greatest repository of great writing) are worth a look.

First, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks states the obvious about the insipid nature of today's cool atheism.

Second Rod Liddle (We are not worthy!) gives moderate Islam some classic Liddle treatment.

Plus, every page of the magazine, from 1828 to 2008, has been scanned and made available in an online archive.  The shadowy figure known only as The Librarian tells me that it even has an obituary of the Rev. Thomas Chalmers -- who is, incidentally, the only Scottish Free Church minister mentioned (and lambasted) by Karl Marx in Das Kapital, primarily for his Malthusian convictions. That's your free piece of pub quiz trivia for the day.