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The East African War on Terror and Aaron Sorkin’s Smug Style: 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!

Aaron Sorkin does not think he is an ideologue. But his smug style is an ideology in itself. 

The Globe and Mail | 7 min (1,706 words)

The history of sex is also a literary history. Erotic fantasy, like reading, is a game of trying to understand someone else’s mind. And nothing illustrates this better than Fifty Shades of Grey.

Los Angeles Review of Books | 11 min (2,795 words)

Is the U.S. running a war on terror in East Africa? And just how much good—or harm—is it doing? 

Time | 11 min (2,691 words) 

Gary, Indiana was built on industrial labor. Now the jobs are all gone, and soon Gary might be, too.

The American Prospect | 11 min (2,844 words)