IN THE MAIL: Scott Page’s The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies. Defenders of affirmative action as practiced today will find this limited comfort, though, as he’s calling for actual differences among people in organizations, and his analysis provides as much support for notions that universities should hire conservatives and newspapers should hire military veterans, as for requiring minority hires.

Plus, from Frank J. Fleming, his blockbuster The Chronicles of Dubya Volume 1: The Defeat of Saddam.

Frank J. advertises it as “The dumbest book ever written about the Bush administration!” I dunno, there’s an awful lot of competition for that spot.

And it’s blurbed by me, though curiously I don’t remember actually doing that . . . . And I should note that this link counts as a compensated endorsement, as he sent me a free t-shirt that says “Ask me about puppie smoothies.” No, really, he did.