The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for September 24, 2011
The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.
Doom!John B. Judis, The New RepublicOur economic nightmare is just beginning.
Jon Stewart and the Burden of HistoryTom Junod, EsquireHe's not so funny anymore, and it's not only because he's come to take himself seriously. It's because in the Obama era, we're starting to see the price of refusing to stand for anything.
The Surreal Ruins of Qaddafi’s Never-Never LandRobert F. Worth, New York Times MagazineAmong the dead and the smoldering earth, Libyans struggle to escape their country’s twisted history.
Dubya and Me Walt Harrington, The American ScholarOver the course of a quarter century, a journalist witnessed the transformation of George W. Bush.
Which One of You Is Jesus? Jenni Diski, London Review of BooksIn 1959, a social psychologist received a research grant to bring together three psychotic, institutionalized patients. What would happen, he wondered, if he made three men meet and live closely side by side over a period of time, each of whom believed himself to be the one and only Jesus Christ?
Bill O’Reilly’s Civil War Peter Boyer, Newsweek The Fox News host thinks America is in dire straits—and what it needs is a history lesson. In this week's Newsweek, he tells Peter J. Boyer about his new book and why he likes Obama.