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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Abu Ghraib goes to court. Kelley Vlahos reports on the role of private contractors in detainee abuse at the prison and the progress of the suits filed by the victims.

Wendell Berry, Burkean. Gracy Olmstead interviews Berry on writing, politics, localism, Christianity, and war for the current issue of TAC.

The victims of our wars. Charles Simic rails against the public’s indifference to the victims of U.S. military action.

How Vietnam haunts the Democrats. Michael Cohen considers how LBJ’s decision to escalate in Vietnam continues to affect Democratic foreign policy thinking for the worse to this day.

What the Vietnam War hawks got wrong. Robert Farley refutes a strange attempt to rehabilitate the arguments of the war’s loudest supporters.

Libya’s unraveling. John Lee Anderson reports on the country’s ongoing civil war.

The potential of a Webb candidacy. Bob Moser profiles former Sen. Jim Webb and assesses his chances as a challenger to Hillary Clinton.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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