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Mohammed Morsi’s Potential and JFK’s Asian Crisis: Today’s TNR Reader

Editor’s Note: Well 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!

School Daze: If you want to understand America’s enduring church-state debates, the place to look is in the classroom. 

The New Republic | 5 min (1,233 words)

Forget the Cuban Missile Crisis: There was a more dangerous war in Asia that JFK did his best to contain. And its legacy is still being felt.

The National Interest | 13 min (3,179 words)

The Pakistani people are facing fuel shortages, massive corruption, and the threat from jihadists. Even worse, the country’s minorities are being relentlessly slaughtered.

Dawn | 4 min (949 words) 

Egypt’s president has been called a placeholder and a weakling. Don’t believe it. We should stop underestimating Mohammed Morsi.

Slate | 8 min (1,980 words)