The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for Nov. 3, 2012
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.
The Case of the Mormon Historian David Haglund, Slate
What happened when Michael Quinn challenged the history of the church he loved.CIA Takes Heat for Role in LibyaAdam Entous, Siobhan Gorman & Margaret Coker, The Wall Street Journal
The newly revealed CIA operations that clouded the aftermath of the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi.
Underneath the tired narrative of a president who failed to deliver on his rhetoric is a pragmatic fighter with an impressive list of accomplishments. His opponent is the embodiment of the country’s faux-besieged, delusional one percent.
Nightmare on Coney Island Paula Szuchman, The Daily Beast
New York’s iconic neighborhood is a disaster zone, as shattered residents try to pick up the pieces—while fighting off looters.
Big Sugar’s Sweet Little LiesGary Taubes & Kr, Mother Jones
How the sugar industry kept scientists from asking if sugar kills.
The Long Con Rick Perlstein, The Baffler
Inside the deep tangle of political fictions and financial scams that make up movement conservatism.
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