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!
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)