01.26.13

The Week’s Best Longreads for January 26, 2013

From the the battle over how much military is enough to the lifestyle of Israel’s illegal settlers in the West Bank, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

The Price of a Stolen Childhood
Emily Bazelon, The New York Times Magazine

Victims of child pornography can now collect damages directly from those convicted of possessing their images. But how much can restitution help them repair their lives?

The Force
Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

How much military is enough?

Living the American Dream in the West Bank
Kiera Feldman, Vice

Hanging out with Israel’s illegal homesteaders.

Siri Rising
Bianca Bosker, The Huffington Post

The inside story of Siri’s origins, and why she could soon overshadow the iPhone.

The Red and the Black
Seth Ackerman, Jacobin

The economics of a feasible socialism.

Hands Off Our Guns

David Mamet, Newsweek

The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so.

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