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PODCAST 67: Toby Young on Boris Johnson’s Victory in the UK General Election

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019 on quillette.com

Toby Young talks to Jonathan Kay about the Conservatives’ victory in the UK General Election in which Labour suffered its worst defeat...

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How to Tackle the Unfolding Research Crisis

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 on quillette.com

Research [is] a strenuous and devoted attempt to force nature into the conceptual boxes supplied by professional education. ~Thomas Kuhn,...

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Britain’s Labour Party Got Woke—And Now It’s Broke

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 on quillette.com

The Conservatives’ resounding victory in yesterday’s British General Election won’t come as a surprise to anyone who spent time canvassing...

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Create Dangerously: Albert Camus and the Power and Responsibility of the Artist

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 on quillette.com

On December 14, 1957, only four days after he had delivered his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Albert Camus gave...

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Saint Lucia—Darkness Has Not Overcome The Light

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 on quillette.com

It is dark and bitterly cold—early morning in Nordic midwinter. Suddenly, she appears: A beautiful girl, dressed in white, palms pressed...

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PODCAST 66: Alireza Nader on the Political Unrest in Iran and the Regime’s Brutal Crackdown

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 on quillette.com

Alireza Nader, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, talks to Jonathan Kay about the recent political protests in...

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Yukio Mishima: Japan’s Cultural Martyr

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 on quillette.com

The enthusiasm with which the people of Japan recently celebrated the enthronement of their new emperor, Naruhito, indicates the extent to...

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Mark Zuckerberg and the Changing Civil Rights Movement

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 on quillette.com

On October 17, 2019, defending Facebook’s generally hands-off policy with respect to regulating the content of political advertisements,...

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Australia’s PISA Shock

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 on quillette.com

Last week, the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) were released. These were based on tests...

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The Jewish Dilemma

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 on quillette.com

Es iz schwer tzu sein a yid. It is hard to be a Jew. ~Sholem Aleichem When Britain’s Jews go to the polls next week, they do so at an...

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‘Girls Need Female Role Models’ and Other Bromides

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 on quillette.com

There are a handful of dictums in the modern feminist discourse that are so omnipresent, so incontrovertible, so apparently obvious, that,...

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Are We in the Midst of a Transgender Murder Epidemic?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 on quillette.com

The claim that there’s an “epidemic” of fatal anti-transgender violence in the United States has been made widely in recent years. A...

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On Gender, Blurring the Line Between Dogma and Farce

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 on quillette.com

Everyone has heard of Charlie Chaplin. Less widely recognized is the name of his older half-brother Sydney (often called Syd), who was a...

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Tensions in NATO and the Looming End of Pax Americana

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 on quillette.com

As NATO leaders gathered in London this week to mark the 70th anniversary of history’s most venerable military alliance, it has been...

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The New White Man’s Burden

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 on quillette.com

In recent years, we have seen graphic and disturbing scenes of migrants attempting to cross into Europe as they flee the developing world....

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Common-Good Capitalism: Populism With a Twist

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 on quillette.com

“Despite three years of robust economic growth, millions are unable to find dignified work; they feel forgotten and left behind. We are...

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The Million-Petaled Flower

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 on quillette.com

Who wrote this? “Political language—and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists—is...

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Something for Nothing—The Importance of Mindful Volunteering

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 on quillette.com

Every day we receive fresh solicitations requesting our time, our money, and our attention to various causes. It is not enough simply to...

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Dual-Enrollment—Effective Strategies or Seductive Stratagems?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 on quillette.com

Ever since affirmative action debuted to skepticism and court challenges, educators have sought alternative blueprints for boosting...

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On the Passing of Oberlin Plaintiff David Gibson

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 on quillette.com

It was the truths that made the people grotesques. The old man had quite an elaborate theory concerning the matter. It was his notion that...

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