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Margaret Atwood Wrote a Great Novel. Unfortunately, Her Fans Turned It Into a Cult

Posted by on Jan 19, 2020 on quillette.com

Among the notable cultural events of the last decade, one must count the emergence of the Handmaid’s Tale franchise: the hit television...

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PODCAST 72: Jamie Kilstein and Paul Provenza on the state of comedy

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 on quillette.com

Comedian and podcast host Jamie Kilstein talks to fellow stand-up Paul Provenza about Ricky Gervais’s monologue at the Golden Globes and...

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Goa, Gods, Gandhi and Greed: Lessons in Colonialism from Four Boardgames

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 on quillette.com

It’s an eight-and-a-half-hour drive from Toronto to Indianapolis. And the route, which takes me through Sarnia, Detroit, Toledo and Fort...

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Why I Resigned from Tavistock: Trans-Identified Children Need Therapy, Not Just ‘Affirmation’ and Drugs

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 on quillette.com

Over the past five years, there has been a 400 percent rise in referrals to the Tavistock Centre in north London, the only National Health...

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All the Single Ladies

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020 on quillette.com

“Oh, he’s kind of cute.” My friend at Yale, swiping through Tinder, leaned over and showed me his profile. “Wait, no.” She moved her...

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Glassdoor Is Broken

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 on quillette.com

Public reviews serve an essential purpose in holding governments and institutions, stores and restaurants, and teachers and employers...

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Studying the Links Between White Supremacist Terrorists and School Shooters

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 on quillette.com

In November, authorities in Colorado arrested a suspect accused of plotting to blow up a synagogue in the city of Pueblo. On Facebook, the...

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Remembering Roger Scruton, Defender of Reason in a World of Postmodern Jackals

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 on quillette.com

I received the news that Sir Roger Scruton had died with a pang in my heart. I did not know him personally, although our paths crossed...

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Reflections on Intersectionality

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 on quillette.com

Inspired by the fallout from a recent Twitter thread posted by Sarah Haider, I’d like to offer some passing thoughts on intersectionality....

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PODCAST 71: Daniel Hannan talks about the late Sir Roger Scruton

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 on quillette.com

Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England, talks to Toby Young about his lifelong...

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Gambling in a Time of Despair

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 on quillette.com

Last year in June, the New York State Senate voted to legalize mobile sports betting. For a moment, it seemed like New York was poised to...

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An Evolutionary Explanation for Unscientific Beliefs

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 on quillette.com

“Another theory is that humans were created by God,” announced my tenth-grade biology student as she clicked past PowerPoint slides of...

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Demoted and Placed on Probation

Posted by on Jan 11, 2020 on quillette.com

It all started in June 2018, when Quillette published my article, “Why Women Don’t Code,” and things picked up steam when Jordan Peterson...

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It’s Time to Pay for Social Media

Posted by on Jan 11, 2020 on quillette.com

Information doesn’t want to be free. It’s valuable and wants to earn. And its existence doesn’t free anyone; possessing it, however, can...

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My University’s Plan for a Brave New World

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 on quillette.com

As the Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported, the University of Tulsa has been bitterly divided by True Commitment, an academic...

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PODCAST 70: Harvard history professor James Hankins talks about his new book on Renaissance Italy

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 on quillette.com

Harvard Historian James Hankins on what the great Renaissance humanists can teach us about virtue and statecraft. Plus: Why so many get...

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The Growth Dilemma

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 on quillette.com

More is more and more is also different ~Benjamin Friedman, The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, 2005 For much of the last seventy...

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‘The Report’ Review—A Careful Examination of the CIA’s Interrogation Methods

Posted by on Jan 8, 2020 on quillette.com

The Report, a new film from Vice Studios starring Adam Driver, feels somehow both timely and late. It tells the story of American Senate...

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Lessons from Australia’s Bushfires: We Need More Science, Less Rhetoric

Posted by on Jan 7, 2020 on quillette.com

Over the last two weeks, the Royal Australian Navy has been evacuating thousands of residents fleeing uncontrollable bushfires in the...

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Iran’s Fawning Western Apologists

Posted by on Jan 7, 2020 on quillette.com

The last Shah of Iran, ousted by revolution in 1979, often warned of “the accursed alliance of the red and the black” that threatened his...

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