The Nightstand (April 29 – May 5)

Unexceptionalism: A Primer (EL Doctorow, NYT)

The Sun, the Moon and Walmart (Homero Aridjis, NYT)

When Romney was a Mormon President (Max Mueller, Religion & Politics)

A Mormon Scholar Meets Latter-day Libertarians (Matt Bowman, Religion & Politics)

The Many Folds of Mormonism (Richard Livingston, Peculiar People)

The story of the first May Day (Alan Maass, The Socialist Worker)

What to do about the rich (The Philosopher’s Beard)– A Swiftian proposal

Two hundred years of surgery (Atul Gawande, NEJM)– In commemoration of its 200th anniversary, NEJM publishes a short but interesting summary of the history of surgical intervention since the founding of the journal.

China’s Corporate Leninism (John Lee, The American Interest)

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