The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, May 24, 2014
From the case for making reparations to African-Americans to Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s coveted blood, the Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.
The Case for ReparationsTa-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
Rogue ElementNadya Labi, The New Yorker
How an anti-government militia grew on a U.S. Army base.
The Worst Day of My Life is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist AttractionSteve Kandel, BuzzFeed
Nearly 13 years after my sister’s death, a reluctant Sunday visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where public spectacle and private grief have a permanent home together.
In 2000, a Newspaper Headline Opened a Wound in Israeli Society. It Still Hasn’t Healed.Batya Ungar-Sargon, Tablet
The fight over alleged war crimes from 1948 is a window into the kaleidoscope of history and memory in Israeli culture.
How Sex Rules Our DreamsPatrick McNamara, Aeon
Gritty, emotional, smelly and dirty: new evidence supports Freud’s long-debunked theory that sex fuels our dreams.
Tutankhamun’s Blood Jo Marchant, Medium
Why everyone from the Mormons to the Muslim Brotherhood is desperate for a piece of the Pharaoh.
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