First, let me apologize for missing last weekend's Weekend Reading post- it's been quite a busy week. I've decided to post all of these in Readability view. Let's get right to it: five articles worthy of your attention this weekend:
- Rollo Romig posits that the separation of church and state is impossible, and what that means for the future of our country.
- Megan McArdle takes a look at MIT's innovative new program, MITx, and what a post-campus America might look like.
- Sara Robinson provides an absolutely fascinating take on the role of birth control in our history, and our future, why we've underestimated that role, and why patriarchal men are petrified of it.
- On The Art of Manliness, freedom is reduced to its positive and negative forms, and why that distinction matters.
- Finally, my favorite of the week: Alexis Madrigal gives us a sort of manifesto for the web generation: a fascinating look at how those who have grown up in the Age of the Web perceive and react to the world differently than previous generations.