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
Graeme Wood, “The Refugee Detectives” — Atlantic
Glenn Loury & John McWhorter, ” How dangerous is the alt-right?” — Blogging Heads Podcast
“How and why to search for young Einsteins” — Economist
Elizabeth Finne, “The Tyranny of the Subjective” — Quillette
Briahna Joy Gray, “The Dangers of Following Louis Farrakhan” — Rolling Stone
Toure F. Reed, “Between Obama and Coates” — Catalyst Journal
Matthew Schmitz, “Jordan Peterson, Unlikely Guru” — First Things
Jonathan Rauch Interview by Christine Ravold “Alt-truth: New and Old Threats to Intellectual Freedom.” — Higher Ed Podcast.
David Reich, “How Genetics is Changing our Understanding of Race.” — New York Times
Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt, “The Skeptics are Wrong: Attitudes About Free Speech on Campus are Changing.” — Heterodox Academy
Kenan Malik, “The ‘Nazi pug’: Giving Offence is Inevitable and Often Necessary in a Plural Society.” — Guardian
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