The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, June 21, 2014
From the myth of innovative ‘disruption’ to a revolution in arson science, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
The Gonzo OptionMarin Cogan, National JournalBrian Schweitzer is a one-man challenge to the scripted nature of modern politics. But just how much can you run your mouth while running for president?
The Disruption MachineJill Lepore, The New YorkerWhat the gospel of innovation gets wrong.
Leading Fire Investigation Into the 21st CenturyBrantley Hargrove, Texas MonthlyAfter a series of high-profile debacles, Texas is changing what we know about arson science.
The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott WalkerAlec McGillis, The New RepublicThe controversial Wisconsin governor is being singled out as a leading Republican contender for president in 2016. But he’s been shape—and sheltered—by the toxic racism of his state’s political environment.
The Left-Right Political Spectrum is BogusCrispin Sartwell, The AtlanticIt might be a division between social identities based on class or region or race or gender, but it is certainly not a clash between different ideas.