Report

Best of the Web, 28th July 2017

Culture
A Secularist vs. the Progressive Faith Tom Wilson, Commentary

Liu Xiaobo and Twitter’s Theatre of Radical Cruelty Jamie Palmer, Tablet Magazine

Science
Don’t Believe in God? Maybe You’ll try U.F.Os Clay Routledge, The New York Times

First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. Steve Connor, MIT Technology Review 

How Species Originate Thomas Near, The Economist

Ketamine Breakthrough for Suicidal Children Jack Turban, Scientific American

Out of All Major Energy Sources, Nuclear is the Safest Hannah Ritchie Our World in Data

 The Polygamous Town Facing Genetic Disaster Zaria Gorvett, BBC Future

Politics and foreign policy
Burke to the Future: The Evolution of Conservatism Emily Jones, History Today

Unraveling the Mystery of Putin’s Popularity Jay Ogilvy, Stratfor Worldview

Like Rome, America Could Be Ripe for Tyranny Robert W Merry, American Conservative