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Postmodern confusion about how populist movements take hold and flourish caused Occupy Wall Street to “deconstruct” itself in a frenzied obsession with nonhierarchical structures, a disdain for demands, and other trappings of “lazy, reflexive libertarianism,” author and columnist Thomas Frank writes in The Baffler.

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Pope Benedict XVI on Monday called for the protection of traditional heterosexuality, comparing the Catholic church's role in defending the family to saving the rain forests.

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