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 MaliHelen PluckroseOliver Traldi

Malhar’s picks

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

Helen’s picks

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.

Oliver’s picks

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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