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
Kmele Foster interviews Amy Chua, “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations” — The Fifth Column
Daniel Smith, “Why do we tell stories? Hunter-gatherers shed light on the evolutionary roots of fiction” — The Conversation
Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
Sam Harris, “Extreme Housekeeping Edition” — Waking Up Podcast
Jerry Coyne, “Atheist Chris Stedman Disses Atheism Again.” — Why Evolution is True
Conor Friedersdorf, “A Dissent Concerning Kevin Williamson” — Atlantic
Cathy Young, “Half of College Students Aren’t Sure Protecting Free Speech is Important. That’s Bad News” — Los Angeles Times.
Daniel Dennett and Galen Strawson, “Magic, Illusions, and Zombies” — New York Review of Books
Christine Emba, “Liberalism is Loneliness” — Washington Post
Musa al-Gharbi, “In Social Research Fields, Conservatives Are the Most Underrepresented Groups” — Quillette
Ted Kupfer, “The Jordan Peterson Demographic Isn’t Going Away” — National Review Online
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