Must-reads of the week

Nazi anatomists, NFL casualties, Amazon reviewers

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:

The Nazi anatomists — How the corpses of Hitler’s victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics

Former NFL stars show signs of CTE — Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure, and former NFL All-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed as having signs of a degenerative condition many scientists say is caused by head trauma

George and Vladimir — How Bush bromanced Putin. And how a warm friendship turned to ice

MacKenzie Bezos, wife of the CEO, writes an Amazon review of The Everything Store — She gives it one star: “I wanted to like this book”

The would-be philosopher-king — Michael Ignatieff left Harvard and reinvented himself as a politician. A surreal rise and dizzying fall ensued

No morsel too minuscule for all-consuming NSA — “Its scale and aggressiveness are breathtaking”

When did two-strapping get cooler than one-strapping? — A Slate backpack investigation

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