Longreads: Daily Beast Picks Week’s Best for August 20, 2011

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

How the World Failed Haiti Janet Reitman, Rolling Stone

A year and a half after the island was reduced to rubble by an earthquake, the world's unprecedented effort to rebuild it has turned into a disaster of good intentions.

The Prettiest Boy in the World Alex Morris, New YorkMany people are blessed with beauty. Some even make a career of it. But very few can work both sides of the runway.

Can the Middle Class Be Saved? Don Peck, The Atlantic

The Great Recession has accelerated the hollowing-out of the American middle class. And it has illuminated the widening divide between most of America and the super-rich. Both developments herald grave consequences. Here is how we can bridge the gap between us.

Me vs. My Stalker Jane Haag, Marie Claire

When Jane Haag's fiance turned violent and began stalking her, police and her own lawyers proved useless to stop it. Until she took him to court herself.

The Outsider Jacob Weisberg, Vogue

Jon Huntsman couldn’t be more at odds with the Republican Party of the moment. So why are he and his family—nice, sane people—willing to spend months on the campaign trail?

Rafa! Michael Mewshaw, NewsweekPart bull, part bullfighter, Rafael Nadal is a man who never quits or makes excuses in defeat.