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04.13.13

The Week’s Best Longreads for April 13, 2013

From the spy who killed America’s relationship with Pakistan to West Virginia’s cellphone-free refuge, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
Sessions: Longreads April 13, 2013

How a Single Spy Turned Pakistan Against the U.S.
Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times Magazine

What really happened after Raymond Davis killed two men in the street in Lahore.

Is It Time to Forgive Greg Mortenson?
Jon Krakauer, The Daily Beast

Two years after Jon Krakauer revealed that Greg Mortenson’s book Three Cups of Tea was riddled with lies and his charity was being mismanaged, many questions remain unanswered. In a new report, Krakauer reveals that the charity continues to waste donated dollars and Mortenson is still dodging accountability.

Death of a Revolutionary
Susan Faludi, The New Yorker

Shulamith Firestone helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it.

Refugees of the Modern World
Joseph Stromberg, Slate

The “electrosensitive” are moving to a cellphone-free town. But is their disease real?

The Fundamentals of Immigration Reform
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, The American Prospect

To begin fixing America’s broken system, we must be guided by both our highest values and our economic needs.

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