The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for February 25, 2012

From Steve Jobs’s chilling dark side to Mitt Romney’s long evolution on abortion, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the Web this week.

02.25.12 9:45 AM ET

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.

The Conversion
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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