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!
Ibn Saud managed to combine a Bedouin ethos with Wahhabi Islam. The result: Saudi Arabia.
The National Interest | 15 min (3,745 words)
A crime and a disgrace: The Khmer Rouge trials bog down in politics and cover-ups.
NYRB | 15 min (3,704 words)
Washington, D.C. is awash in wonkery and think tanks. What’s missing? Women.
Washington Monthly | 4 min (1,025 words)
Forget vampires: Why are writers so enthralled with witches?
The Guardian | 15 min (3,637 words)