Sinead O'Donnell Dunn (GSA): The Appropriation of Falafel as the “National Dish of Israel” and Palestinian National Identity: An Exercise in the Application of Postcolonial Methodology. From The Washington Monthly, Phillip Longman on how the U.S. spends $13 billion a year subsidizing graduate medical education — yet almost all of this money winds up producing the wrong kinds of doctors in the wrong places, with America’s most elite teaching hospitals being the worst offenders; Haley Sweetland Edwards on the shadowy cartel of doctors that controls Medicare; and Candice Chen on a day in the life of a primary care doctor. From The Straddler, the consultant we deserve: James Comerford and Dan Monaco on Barack Obama and the American enterprise; and Kim Ghattas on her book The Secretary: A Journey With Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power. From LRB, trouble in paradise: Slavoj Zizek on the global protest; and what’s in it for Obama? Stephen Holmes reviews The CIA, a Secret Army and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti. The new warrior cop is out of control: An excerpt from Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces by Radley Balko. Andrew Sullivan on a redder and bluer world. Racists love Ron and Rand Paul for some reason. It’s weird how often the folks with a “passion for freedom” end up being involved in neo-Confederate and white supremacist politics.

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