Peter Hessler: "All Due Respect"

Since this is behind The New Yorker’s paywall, I’m linking to it mainly so that any subscribers who skipped the piece promptly return and dig in. Hessler, a recent MacArthur Fellow, paints a vivid portrait of Jake Adelstein, an odd-duck reporter from rural Missouri who’s taken on organized crime in Japan. For those who’ve read it, you can listen to Hessler talk about the profile on the magazine’s “Out Loud” podcast.