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How Boardgames Teach the Limits of Rationalism

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 on quillette.com

For gamers who love the art of the deal, but don’t want to waste precious gaming time rolling dice and pushing tokens around a Monopoly...

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‘The Rise of Jordan Peterson’—A Review

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 on quillette.com

Given today’s downward cultural spiral, it’s disturbing but not surprising that the makers of a thoughtful new documentary about Jordan...

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Good Men Aren’t Getting Harder to Find

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 on quillette.com

In a recent editorial, Wall Street Journal editor at large Gerard Baker noted that the share of female college graduates has risen to 57...

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The Dangerous Dream of Dismantling Human Hierarchies

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 on quillette.com

It is an idea that has always united radicals, from the sans-culottes of the French Revolution to current student activists at the...

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Male-Bodied Rapists Are Being Imprisoned With Women. Why Do so Few People Care?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 on quillette.com

In 2015, the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists (BAGIS) submitted a written brief to the Transgender Equality Inquiry,...

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A Shameful Betrayal

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 on quillette.com

For the sake of America’s national interest, all communications between President Trump and Turkish strongman Tayyip Erdogan ought to be...

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Olga Tokarczuk: Poland’s “Patriots” Struggle To Accept The Nobel Prize

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 on quillette.com

For a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, after Olga Tokarczuk’s Nobel Prize in Literature had been announced by the Nobel Committee,...

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PODCAST 57: Amber Scorah talks about leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 on quillette.com

Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Amber Scorah talks to Jonathan Kay about leaving the Christian sect and her book Leaving the Witness: Exiting a...

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NARRATED: Letter From Hong Kong

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 on quillette.com

Greg Ellis reads A Letter From Hong Kong, Peter Baehr’s essay about the pro-democracy movement in the former British colony and its impact...

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Science and Data: Notes on a Misconception

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019 on quillette.com

Science would be impossible without evidence. But champions of science frequently portray data or evidence as the fundamental building...

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Fear of a White Joker: When Did the Left Stop Caring About Crime’s Root Causes?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 on quillette.com

Todd Phillip’s Joker is one of the most culturally significant films in recent memory. It has been praised and attacked with a fervency...

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The Misuse of Empathy Is Devaluing Pain

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 on quillette.com

Pain is losing its meaning, and empathy is the culprit. Treating the pain of others as if it were one’s own has become less about relating...

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The Meritocracy Trap—A Review

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 on quillette.com

A review of The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feed Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite by...

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Trudeau’s Government Tried to Block My Election Reporting. (Thankfully, It Failed)

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019 on quillette.com

On Monday, I was in a federal courthouse in Toronto, fighting for a free press in Canada. It marks the third straight week that my digital...

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How Feminism Has Constrained Our Understanding of Gender

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019 on quillette.com

This week Melinda Gates said that she is committing $1 billion to promote gender equality by doing things like dismantling “harmful gender...

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Buying Fentanyl on the Streets of San Francisco—An Interview with Heather MacDonald

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 on quillette.com

Heather MacDonald has written one of the most important essays on homelessness in recent memory for City Journal, which has just been...

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The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity—A Review

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 on quillette.com

A review of The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray, Bloomsbury, 280 pages (September, 2019). Elias Canetti was...

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‘Oikophobia’: Our Western Self-Hatred

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 on quillette.com

It was an Italian evening in late summer at the end of the previous decade, and I was having dinner outside in the shade of the Roman...

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The Dangerous Life of an Anthropologist

Posted by on Oct 5, 2019 on quillette.com

Limping in crutches, his broken leg shielded in plaster following a jogging accident, the distinguished biologist Edward O. Wilson made...

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Channelling the Malthusian Roots of Climate Extremism

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019 on quillette.com

In a prank orchestrated by a fringe group called Lyndon LaRouche PAC, a woman stood up at a town hall event hosted by Rep. Alexandria...

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