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Reckless Reporters, Object Obsessions, and the Western Boogeyman: Today's TNR Reader

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy!

Could online education be the death knell for the university?
The Guardian | 15 min (3,700 words)

In Mexico, drug lords warn journalists they plan to attack with a cautionary phone call.  Why do reporters ignore it?
NYRB | 16 min (3,893 words)

Why did Orhan Pamuk make a museum? He is obessed with objects.
Telegraph | 6 min (1,480 words)

The Western boogeyman: What scares one of China's most powerful generals.
Foreign Policy | 8 min (1,989 words)