Welcome to What We’re Reading, an exclusive fortnightly recap for our supporters at the Affiliate Publisher level and above. This is where we highlight articles, books, and blogs we’ve been reading, have read, or find too interesting not to share. The content shared here need not necessarily reflect ideas we agree with or endorse. It might even be concepts or ideas we disagree with strongly. Rather, this is just an assorted collection of works we have consumed or are in the process of consuming. Hence the title: What We’re Reading. We’ll also highlight podcasts and videos occasionally. — Malhar Mali, Helen Pluckrose, Oliver Traldi
Alice Dreger, “Last Week at Wellesley” — blog post
Jacob Mchangama, “Episode 2 — Liberty or License” — Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech (podcast)
Shawn Musgrave, “How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter” — Politico
William Buckner, “The Behavioral Ecology of Male Violence” — Quillette
Bryan Caplan, “Against Argumentative Definitions” — blog post
Shadi Hamid, “The Rise of Anti-Liberalism” — Atlantic
Dani Rodrik, “The Double Threat to Liberal Democracy” — Project Syndicate
Adrian Vermeule, “Integration from Within” — American Affairs
Rafia Zakaria, “In Praise of Negative Reviews” — Baffler
Helen Pluckrose was unable to provide her picks for this fortnight as she was in Portland, Oregon for the event, “We Need to Talk About Diversity.” She participated in a panel alongside James Damore, Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, and Peter Boghossian. Read Andy Ngo’s report from that event here.
What have you been reading, viewing, or listening to in the last two weeks that we should draw our attention to? What are some ideas you’d like discussed in Areo? Let us know through this Patreon forum. Areo editors are active in the comments section.