The Week’s Best Reads

The Week’s Best Reads

The Loneliness of Vladimir Putin Julia Ioffe, The New Republic He crushed his opposition but has nothing to show for it but a country that’s falling apart.

A Valuable Reputation Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker After Tyrone Hayes said a chemical was harmful, its maker pursued him.

READ MORE The Battle for Lincoln’s Legacy

This Land Was Your Land Christopher Ketcham, The American Prospect In Utah and other western state, the country’s most pristine wilderness faces new threats from Big Energy and its powerful allies.

The Office of the Future Jay Monaco, Jacobin A view inside C&S Wholesale Grocers, America’s secret corporate empire, home to the future of white-collar exploitation.

READ MORE These Cartoonists Are Killing It

A Failed Televangelist Exorcised My Demons Over Skype Scott Bixby, The Daily Beast Bob Larson has performed more than 20,000 exorcisms over the past 30 years. Now, he’s using Skype to target Satan—and easy marks for his buck-raking ministry.

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