Weekly Links October 5th-12th 2012

The importance of documentary films for exposing uncomfortable truths

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/twilight-zone/the-documentary-that-should-make-every-decent-israeli-ashamed.premium-1.468409

Arguing for pragmatic global politics centred around autonomous nation-states, despite that idea being out of favour in the West

http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/5117/features/in-defense-of-the-nation-state/

An interesting look at what psychology has to say about the value of rational debating, as opposed to our intuitions

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/reasons-matter-when-intuitions-dont-object/

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