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Creative Culture, Bin Ladenism, and an Exercise in Equality: 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!

William Deresiewicz on the rise of upper middle brow, the culture of today’s creative class. 
The American Scholar | 3 min (633 words)

The long march toward equality: The gay community’s political past, present, and future.

The New Yorker | 31 min (7,652 words)

The meek shall inherit: In praise of blushers and cringers.
The Atlantic | 5 min (1,386 words)

Bin Ladenism is not dead: Leon Wieseltier on the Taliban and the schoolgirl.
The New Republic |  4 min (1,045 words)