08.27.11 12:44 AM ET
This Week’s Best Reads
Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker
Will Clarence and Virginia Thomas succeed in killing Obama’s health-care plan?
Philippe Sands, Vanity Fair
Saif Qaddafi may claim that he was merely an intermediary in Libya, or a force for moderation, or perhaps even a victim. But whatever the claims, the prosecutor who may decide his fate says he was deeply complicit in his father’s crackdown this year.
Israel, Land of Oil and Money
Joshua Hammer, Fast Company
Israel may be the world’s next energy superpower. But is this good for the Jews?
The Fierce Intimacy of Tennis Rivalries
Gerald Marzorati, New York Times Magazine
Why they’re the most intense in all of sports.
The Mystery of the Double Eagle
Susan Berfield, Bloomberg Businessweek
Chris Heath, GQ
As "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" comes to an end, Chris Heath interviews dozens of gay servicemen from the past and present to find out what life was really like as America’s military struggled with its last great identity crisis.