09.15.12 12:00 PM ET
The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for Sept. 15, 2012
Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair
Six months with the president.
Anatomy of a Campus Coup
Andrew Rice, The New York Times Magazine
What does the failed ouster of Teresa Sullivan, the University of Virginia’s president, mean for higher education?
Christopher Beam, GQ
Finding his way in Beijing was rough, so Christopher Beam turned to something he was good at—Ping-Pong—to try to assimilate. Then the pre-teen ping-machines gave him a taste of China’s national pastime.
Maria Bustillos, Los Angeles Review of Books
A corrective to the debate over Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men.
A Philosopher Defends Religion
Thomas Nagel, New York Review of Books
The celebrated New York University philosopher reviews a new book by Christian epistemologist Alvin Plantinga.