The Week’s Best Longreads for April 27, 2013

From how the U.S. government killed three American citizens to the failed breast cancer movement, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

04.27.13 8:45 AM ET

The Rise of Big Data
Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Shoenberger, Foreign Affairs

How it’s changing the way we think about the world.

Inside America’s Dirty Wars
Jeremy Scahill, The Nation

How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer
Peggy Orenstein, The New York Times Magazine

The battle to raise awareness has been won. So why aren’t more lives being saved?

The Limits of Evolutionary Psychology
Thomas de Zengotita, The Hedgehog Review

Can we really find ethical guidance in a natural world shaped by evolution?

Fertilized World
Dan Charles, National Geographic

If we don’t watch out, agriculture could destroy our planet. Here’s how to grow all the food we need with fewer chemicals.

Only involvement in a low-level religious scam could make the MMA star a truer embodiment of American decline.

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