The New Republic Staff

Psychopathic Society, Secret Censorship, and the Art of Fact-Checking: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 30, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Are we, as a society, becoming more psychopathic? Chronicle of Higher Education | 19 min (4,663 words) The arduous art of fact-checking at The New Yorker. Columbia Journalism Review | 13 min (3,138 words) Are new efforts to save the environment a solution or a scourge? Foreign Policy | 9 min (2,366 words) Chinese journalists and the plague of censorship. New Statesman | 8 min (2,047 words)

A Kinder Kerouac, Greek Geriatrics, and Jewish Porn: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 29, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home.

Digital Ciminals, Coding Kids, and Rabid Reading: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 24, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Inside the mind of Kim Dotcom, a comic book villain for the digital age.Wired | 42 min (10,437 words) McSweeney's gets serious about America's debt. McSweeney's | 5 min (1,217 words) The knotty ethics of charting children’s genomes.Time | 7 min (1,851 words) Speed-reading, Joe Queenan writes, is like speed-eating a Porterhouse steak. As the owner of 6,128 books, he would know.WSJ | 10 min (2,405 words)

Saudi Secret Cinema, Government Gambling Profits, and the Beauty of Bad Books: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 22, 2012

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Computerized Customer Service, Magic Magazine, and the Marathon Man: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 19, 2012

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Joel Klein, Military Academics, and Ethical Conservatives: Today's TNR Reader
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October 15, 2012

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A TB Threat, Baby Boomer Menace, and the Politicization of the Prairie: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 11, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! India’s battle with drug-resistant tuberculosis. Caravan Magazine | 40 min (9,882 words) Another economic threat looming on the horizon—baby boomers.The Economist | 4 min (983 words) Liberty and Little House: The politicization of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Los Angeles Review of Books | 15 min (3,822 words) "He married me for the money": Metaphor and truth in Henry James. London Review of Books | 23 min (5,278 words)

Tim Burton’s Downfall, Selling Swimming Pools in the Suburbs, and a Google Earth Journey: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 10, 2012

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Indie Stars, Phantom Racism, and a One-Eyed Bullfighter: Today's TNR Reader
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October 09, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home.

Presidential civility, literary utility, and Kim Kardashian tragedy: Today’s TNR Reader
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October 08, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Why is such a premium placed on civility in presidential debates?  The New Yorker | 5 min (1,286 words) Are books irreducibly physical objects or just a vessel for data and ideas? Slate | 6 min (1,610 words) From Oedipus to Kim Kardashian: Jenny Diski on the evolution of tragedy.   New Statesman | 16 min (3,968 words) Howard Jacobson on bad boys' good books. The Guardian |11 min (2,849 words)

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