The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi

I just finished The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi, and, holy cow, folks—this story rocked. It’s set in the future in the area around Washington D.C. which is the titular drowned cities. They’re drowned because the climate has gotten warmer, the seas have risen, and D.C. is half under water, permananetly flooded. It’s more like

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The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

After this year’s presidential election I emailed my sister, a smart, super-competent, true-blue, bleeding-heart, save the weeds and snails liberal, who volunteered to do campaign work for Hilary Clinton in Colorado during the 2008 Democratic primaries and, of course, voted loudly for Obama in this last election. “Are you kidding me?” I asked. “How can

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