Sunday Reading: What Caught My Eye This Week


It’s easy to miss great articles when we’re so busy. Here are some of the pieces that I found intriguing, or ended up thinking about long after I read it. I hope you find them as interesting as I did.

Private Mossad For Hire
The powerhouse duo of Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow team up in this New Yorker article to write ostensibly about a disinformation campaign in one small election, but the threads in the story reach far beyond this one case. This look under the hood is both fascinating and really, really disturbing.

America’s Original Identity Politics
Particularly after reading Stacey Abram’s opinion piece about identity politics, I really appreciated this article in the New York Review of Books. It laughs off the notion that identity politics is new or something that only defines the left, and instead looks at history to make the case that it is the basis of politics in America. (And, if you ever want something smart to say to someone who uses the term as a pejorative, this article has a lot of great lines you can use.)

To Weigh the Chances of a Third Party, Look to the 2016 Voters Who Feel Adrift
The Morning Consult has some great statistics and conclusions about voters who don’t identify strongly with neither the Democrats or the Republicans. Are they most likely to vote for a third party? Or not? Interesting reading as the 2020 conversation heats up.

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