Best of the Web

Best of the Web, September 10, 2017

Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their minds Mark Lorch, The Conversation

Massive Genetic Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Bruno Martin, Nature

The Greater Male Variability Hypothesis – An Addendum to Our Post on the Google Memo Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt, Heterodox Academy

Culture / Education
Joe Rogan Experience #1006 – Jordan Peterson and Bret Weinstein The Joe Rogan Experience 

When Speak Out Culture Becomes Callout Culture Pamela Paresky, Psychology Today

The Campus Sex-Crime Tribunals Are Losing KC Johnson, Commentary

Harvard Shows How it Should be Done Charles Murray, The Weekly Standard

Arguments Over Free Speech on Campus Are Not Left vs Right The Economist

Politics / Foreign Policy
Realism is Back Jacob Heilbrunn, Politico

Was Charlottesville a Turning Point for the Alt-Right? Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

The Left-Wing Threat to Liberalism Cathy Young, Forward

Treason – not racism – is the only legitimate reason to pull down a statue James Kirchick, The Spectator

1 Comment

  1. So basically the same techniques used to manufacture consent are also the same that produce conspiracists. Interesting, the only difference being those who believe in conspiracies are bombarded with meta-analytic explanations for their fallacious thinking. Also, the moon landing was fake, that’s probably another reason for the rather emotionally-invested war to nip it in the bud.

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