From Doublethink, an article on the perils of keepin’ it real: From rappers to novelists to our very own lives, the cultural demand for authenticity has never been higher; and academia is the last vestige of the crush, but what does it really mean to have a thing for the prof? Here are 8 reasons why this is the dumbest generation. From Boston Review, an interview with Hans Blix on his new book, Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters; and an article on how urban decline is moving to the suburbs. From Canon, here is the conversation Ellen Killoran will never have with Chuck Klosterman. More on Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler. Can Israel survive for another 60 years? Perhaps, but not necessarily as a Jewish state. Ten thought experiments exploring the possibility of Hillary Clinton, nominee. From Cato Unbound, we all own stolen goods — and how defending property rights can help the world’s most oppressed people. Civilization's last chance: The planet is nearing a tipping point on climate change, and it gets much worse, fast. What's your baby's carbon footprint? 8lbs, 21 inches, and 3,800 diapers worth of planet-pummeling joy. From CJR, Ezra Klein on the future of reading and Amazon's Kindle. Who killed the sea lions? A salmon shortage, dead mammals — inside a maritime mystery.

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