Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kick Back on This #Summer #Sunday With Great Reads on @TheDailyBeast




COMMON GROUND

07.31.16 7:00 AM ET

Trump Versus Hitler: What We Can Learn From Weimar Germany

The US is not facing a Weimar Moment’ as the Germans did when they first elected Hitler, but the comparisons between the Fuhrer and Trump warrant thought.


UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

07.30.16 6:15 AM ET

The Last Man To See The Lost Girls of Panama Alive

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked documents could reveal what happened.

CLOAK AND DAGGER

07.30.16 6:13 AM ET

The Epic Honey Trap: A Classic Case Shows Just How Far Moscow Will Go

The French ambassador looked like an easy target, but 100 operatives were called on to get him laid, and get him recruited.

LESSON

07.30.16 6:03 AM ET

When ‘Taking Our Country Back’ Led to a Massacre

In the aftermath of the Civil War, devotees of the Lost Cause wanted to take back America, and proceeded to slaughter African Americans.

LOST MASTERPIECE

07.30.16 6:01 AM ET

Is This Famous Samurai Sword Missing In America?

Considered one of the best swords to have ever been crafted, the Honjo Masamune has lived a storied life over the past seven centuries—but its whereabouts today are a mystery.

TRUE SACRIFICE

07.29.16 9:45 PM ET

Muslim War Hero Sacrificed Himself for All Americans, Including Donald Trump

The Republican says he “sacrificed greatly” to run for president. Whatever that means, it’s nothing compared to what Capt. Humayun Khan did.

PROTEST ART

07.30.16 6:01 AM ET

He Nailed His Scrotum to Red Square and Set the FSB On Fire

Among those who protest the increasingly authoritarian rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin, few are more creative, outrageous or brave than Petr Pavlensky.

AGENTS OF CHAOS

07.29.16 7:03 AM ET

ISIS Wants a Global Civil War

From the murder of a French priest to the slaughter of 80 Shia Muslims in Kabul, ISIS has one goal: to get states and the far-right to single out Sunni Muslims and create a spate of religious civil wars across the world.

THE PLAGUE

07.26.16 5:43 PM ET

ISIS Jihadists, Mass Shooters: What’s Happening to the World?

Every day, there’s a fresh atrocity, from jihadists attacking a church in France to gun rampages in the U.S.—and there are patterns to the madness.
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