The Week’s Best Longreads for November 9, 2013
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.
The Nazi AnatomistsEmily Bazelon, SlateHow the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics.
The A-Team KillingsMatthieu Aikins, Rolling StoneLast spring, the remains of 10 missing Afghan villagers were dug up outside a U.S. Special Forces base—was it a war crime or just another episode in a very dirty war?
Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong HitmanJeanne Marie Laskas, GQSay you want someone, you know, eliminated—a lover, a business partner, a mother-in-law. There are guys out there who will do that. For a price. Then there's another kind of guy who looks and acts just like a regular hit man. But instead of doing the job, he turns sides and then you realize that you were his target all along.
Can You Have Religion Without God?Moshe Halbertal, The New RepublicRonald Dworkin and a religious worldview for secularists.
The Goddamned Bluebird and MeKathryn Schultz, New YorkHow Twitter hijacked a writer’s mind.
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