The Week’s Best Longreads for March 2, 2013

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

The House of PainRyan Lizza, The New Yorker

Can Eric Cantor redeem his party and himself?

We Arent the WorldEthan Watters, Pacific Standard

Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics—and hoping to change the way social scientists think about human behavior and culture.

The Rape of Petty Officer BlunterSabrina Rubin Erdely, Rolling Stone

Inside the military’s culture of sex abuse, denial and coverup.

In the Footsteps of a KillerMichelle McNamara, Los Angeles

From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known, never caught, and might still be out there. The author, along with several others, can’t stop working on the case.

The Tragedy of John AllenDaniel Klaidman, Newsweek

Did a fine general really deserve such a public humiliation?

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