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Márquez's Takedown of United Fruit and the Comic Book's Foray into Journalism: Today's TNR Reader

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!

Formulating China policy is difficult enough. But nothing makes it harder than China-bashing on the campaign trail. 

American Review| 10 min (2,403 words)

A century ago, United Fruit was one of the most powerful corporations in the world. Then Gabriel García Márquez wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Daily Beast | 4 min (1,004 words)

Political scientists love to draw stark lines between foreign and domestic affairs. But America and the world can never be disentangled.

Dissent | 8 min (2,177 words)

The comic book form is taking on journalism. Don't smirk: these artists and writers are doing groundbreaking work.

Financial Times | 7 min (1,720 words)