The Book of Jobs
Maureen Tkacik, Reuters
The chilling, sociopathic dark side of Apple’s celebrated CEO.
Scott Ritter’s Other War
Matt Bai, New York Times Magazine
The former United Nations weapons inspector and fierce critic of the Iraq invasion is still fighting, but now against only himself.
William Saletan, Slate
How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion.
The Forgetting Pill
Jonah Lehrer, Wired
Scientists are discovering how chemicals can affect the way memories are formed, paving the way for a future where it could be possible to forget anything we wanted by taking a single pill.
The Great American Novel
Roger Kimball, The Weekly Standard
Will there ever be another one?
After the Fact
Josh Dzieza, The Daily Beast
A provocative new book describes a seven-year battle between an essayist who believes facts aren’t important and the fact-checker assigned to verify them. But the book itself is not all that it seems.
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