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Churchill in Print, the Psychology of Occupation, and Starbucks to the Rescue: 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!

If you want to understand Winston Churchill’s defiance, cheekiness, and brilliance, you must turn to his writing.

Times Literary Supplement | 11 min (2,767 words)

Life at a checkpoint: An exploration of the psychological costs of occupation.

Boston Review | 23 min (5,694 words)

Another mediocre biography of James Joyce has arrived. And yet our scandal-obsessed culture refuses to engage with what makes him worth reading. 

The American Scholar | 5 min (1,189 words) 

A venti order: Starbucks’s bizarre plan to save the economy.

Dissent | 4 min (937 words)