The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for November 17, 2012

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

Can American Diplomacy Come Out of Its Bunker? Robert F. Worth, The New York Times Magazine

With the ever-rising need for security abroad, some of the United States’ former ambassadors are asking what diplomacy can achieve from fortress-like embassies.

The Party Next Time Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

As immigration turns red states blue, how can Republicans transform their platform?

The Innocent Man, Part Two Pamela Coloff, Texas Monthly

During the 25 years that Michael Morton spent wrongfully imprisoned for murdering his wife, he kept three things in mind: someday he would prove his innocence to their son. Someday he would find out who had killed her. And someday he would understand how this had happened to him. (The first part of the story is here.)

A Mormon Reporter on the Romney Bus McKay Coppins, BuzzFeed

How America got used to his religion, and mine.

Not in the Mood Adam Shatz, The London Review of Books

Jacques Derrida’s secrets.

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