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Best of the Web, 22nd July 2017

Culture
Richard Dawkins deplatformed at a book talk in Berkeley for “abusive speech” about Islam on Twitter
Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution is True

Why it’s a Bad Idea to Tell Students that Words are Violence Jonathan Haidt & Greg Lukianoff, The Atlantic

Aliens, Antisemitism and Academia Remi Adekoya & Landon Firm, Jacobin

Science
Two minds: the cognitive differences between men and women Bruce Goldman, Stanford Medicine

Are we all racists deep in side? Michael Shermer, Scientific American

Why Brilliant Girls Tend to Favor Non-STEM Careers Lee Jussim, Psychology Today

The sex robots are coming. Do not fear them Debra Soh, The Globe and Mail

Politics and foreign policy
The Passion of Liu Xiaobo Perry Link, The New York Review of Books

Is it racist to say Africa has civilizational problems? Remi Adekoya, Foreign Policy

Russia’s Global Anti-Libertarian Crusade Cathy Young, Reason Magazine

The Myths of 1953 Ray Takeyh, The Weekly Standard

I’ve Worked with Refugees for Decades. Europe’s Afghan Crime Wave Is Mind-Boggling Cheryl Benard, National Interest

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