Exile on North Seventh StreetBy Jason Horowitz, The New York TimesMikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s Ex-President, Plots Return From Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Why I Hope to Die at 75By Ezekiel J. Emanuel, The AtlanticAn argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly.
The Prodigal Prince: Richard Roberts and the Decline of the Oral Roberts DynastyBy Kiera Feldman, This Land PressHow Richard Roberts went from heir to his father’s empire to ostracized from the kingdom.
How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American PoliticsBy Matt Bai, The New York Times MagazineThe rest of the world was finished with Gary Hart, but I couldn’t get his story out of my mind, which was why I ended up standing alongside him at Red Rocks on that summer day, like an archaeologist searching for shards of a lost political age. I had come to believe that we couldn’t really understand the dispiriting state of our politics—and of our political journalism—without first understanding what transpired during that surreal and frenetic week in April nearly 30 years ago.
The Last AmazonBy Jill Lepore, The New YorkerWonder Woman returns.
Life in Timbuktu: how the ancient city of gold is slowly turning to dustBy Alex Duval Smith, The GuardianOnce a hub of Arab-African trade, Timbuktu is now a city on the edge—with the desert encroaching, water supplies disappearing, and rebel fighters threatening new attacks.
Bonus long read!
The Jerusalem ApproachBy Gershom Gorenberg, National JournalAfter a summer of war, we need a different way to think about Israeli-Palestinian peace. It starts with the holy city.
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