Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy:

1. My new podcast conversation with Steven Pinker.

2. 'History is in the making', a recent Works in Progress article by Stephen Davies.

3. 'The Indian Chess Spring and the Sagar Shah Phenomenon', a new The India Forum article by Arvind Subramanian. Via Navneeraj Sharma.

4. 'Breakthroughs of the Year', a recent The Atlantic article by Derek Thompson.

5. 'Public Intellectuals Have Short Shelf Lives—But Why?', a blog article by Tanner Greer.

6. 'The Nobel Disease: When Intelligence Fails to Protect against Irrationality', a Skeptical Inquirer article by Candice Basterfield, Scott Lilienfeld, Shauna Bowes and Thomas Costello.

7. Kurt Vonnegut on the shape of stories.

Have a great weekend,