The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for October 20, 2012

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

November 7thJonathan Chait, New YorkThough their agendas are hidden, both Romney and Obama have plans to dramatically remake the size and character of American government. Very, very quickly.

The Innocent ManPamela Collof, Texas MonthlyThe first in a two-part series deconstructing the case against Michael Morton, who was convicted in 1987 of killing his wife but has maintained his innocence.

Unmasking the Biggest Troll on the WebAdrien Chen, GawkerThe man behind Violentacrez, the Reddit persona responsible for forums full of racism and pornograhy.

God Talk James Wood, The New YorkerThe Book of Common Prayer at 350.

What Can You Really Know?Freeman Dyson, The New York Review of Books How philosophy lost its bite.

The Great DeformerDavid Stockman, NewsweekIs Mitt Romney really a job creator? Ronald Reagan’s budget director takes a scalpel to the claims.

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