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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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GM Crops Like Golden Rice Will Save the Lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Children

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 on quillette.com

Any day now, the government of Bangladesh may become the first country to approve the growing of a variety of yellow rice by farmers known...

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PODCAST 65: Benedict Beckeld on Oikophobia—Fashionable Disdain For Your Own Culture

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 on quillette.com

Philosopher Benedict Beckeld talks to Jonathan Kay about why so many intellectuals and young people loathe the culture of the West. The...

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When Disruptive Students Are Coddled, the Whole Class Suffers

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 on quillette.com

Last month, NBC Nightly News aired a segment on the latest classroom-management technique to sweep America’s schools: “room clears”: When...

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Ivory-Tower Sex-Work Activists Have Lost Touch with the Needs of Actual Sex Workers

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 on quillette.com

Earlier this month, a video emerged of Vancouver activist Amanda Jabbour protesting a Meghan Murphy-headlined speaking event entitled “How...

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Is Gender a Social Construct?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 on quillette.com

About once every generation, it becomes intellectually fashionable to believe that gender or gender identity is a malleable trait, largely...

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The Case for Compulsory Voting

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 on quillette.com

The right to vote is under relentless assault in the United States today. In 2013, the Supreme Court nullified a pivotal provision of the...

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The Availability Heuristic and Mass Shooting Fears

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 on quillette.com

Fear of mass shootings is becoming a source of pervasive anxiety for an increasing number of people in the United States. A recent...

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Corbynite Economics

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 on quillette.com

A review of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation by Grace Blakeley, Repeater Books (September 2019) 300 pages. It is...

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Iran Protests: It’s not about Gas Prices

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 on quillette.com

Iran is a different country today than it was just two weeks ago. An overnight tripling of gas prices precipitated an avalanche of...

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Mayors Won’t Rule the World

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 on quillette.com

Earlier in this decade, cities—the bigger and denser the better—appeared as the planet’s geographic stars. According to Benjamin Barber,...

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Thanksgiving—A Uniquely American Tradition

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 on quillette.com

After decades of faithful repetition, the annual intellectual flagellation of Thanksgiving has become a tradition all its own, as...

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