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.