Long reads

Weekend long reads – 01 Sept

Take some time this weekend to delve a bit deeper and enjoy these long reads.

Sarah Lawrence, With Guns – Anthony Galluzzo (Jacobin)

We asked a former West Point professor about teaching literature at the nation’s most prestigious military academy. What he told us revealed the truth behind the country’s most elite warrior caste — and how liberal heroes like Thoreau and the Beats inspire the next generation of “Runaway Generals.”

Greed and Debt: The true story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital – Matt Taibbi (Rolling Stone)

How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill.

A World of Hillbilly Heroin – Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco (Mother Jones)

The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.

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