01.28.12 9:45 AM ET
The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for Jan. 28, 2012
Israel vs. Iran
Ronen Bergman, The New York Times Magazine
When will it explode?
The Obama Memos
Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker
The making of a post-post-partisan president.
Amazon’s Hit Man
Brad Stone, Businessweek
Larry Kirshbaum was the ultimate book-industry insider—until Amazon called.
A Life in Writing
Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian
“The nirvana would be if the questions raised by Oprah Winfrey would be answered by the faculty at Harvard,” says Alain de Botton, author of Religion for Atheists.
The Revolt of the Salaried Bourgeoisie
Slavoj Žižek, London Review of Books
How the chance to be exploited in a long-term job came to be seen as a privilege.