What We’re Reading is 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

Political Tribes by Amy Chua

Shadi Hamid, “American politics is tribal. Are we ready to admit that?” — Guardian

Skye C. Leary and Massimo Pigliucci, “Human nature matters.” — Aeon

Toby Young, “The left is heading for a reckoning with the new genetics.” — Spectator

Helen’s Picks

Musa al Gharbi, “Race and the Race for the White House: On Social Research in the Age of Trump.” — American Sociologist

Steven Pinker, “Is the World Getting Better or Worse?: A Look at the Numbers.” — TED talk

Heather E. Heying, “Nature is Risky. That’s Why Students Need it.” — New York Times

Amy Chua, “How America’s Identity Politics Went from Inclusion to Division.” — Guardian

Oliver’s Picks

Lee Jussim, “Why Did a Major Paper Ignore Evidence About Gender Stereotypes?” — Nautilus

Jedediah Purdy, “Normcore” (on “the proliferating ‘crisis-of-democracy’ literature”) — Dissent

David Shariatmadari, “The Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment.” — Guardian

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 here. Areo editors are active in the comments section.

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