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11.09.13

The Week’s Best Longreads for November 9, 2013

From how Nazi science is influencing American abortion politics to hitmen who turn on those who hire them, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

The Nazi Anatomists
Emily Bazelon, Slate


How the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics.

The A-Team Killings
Matthieu Aikins, Rolling Stone


Last spring, the remains of 10 missing Afghan villagers were dug up outside a U.S. Special Forces base—was it a war crime or just another episode in a very dirty war?

Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong Hitman
Jeanne Marie Laskas, GQ


Say you want someone, you know, eliminated—a lover, a business partner, a mother-in-law. There are guys out there who will do that. For a price. Then there's another kind of guy who looks and acts just like a regular hit man. But instead of doing the job, he turns sides and then you realize that you were his target all along.

Can You Have Religion Without God?
Moshe Halbertal, The New Republic


Ronald Dworkin and a religious worldview for secularists.

The Goddamned Bluebird and Me
Kathryn Schultz, New York


How Twitter hijacked a writer’s mind.

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