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Podcast 138: Literary Critic Leon Wieseltier on His New Magazine, the Meaning of Forgiveness, and His Favorite Car-Chase Movies

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 on quillette.com

Quillette‘s Jonathan Kay talks to long-time New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier about Liberties, the ambitious literary journal...

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The Podcaster Who (Single-handledly) Made Me Love History

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 on quillette.com

This is an instalment of Simple Pleasures, an occasional Quillette series about some of the new joys that our writers have discovered as a...

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My Generation Isn’t Suffering Enough

Posted by on Feb 27, 2021 on quillette.com

An age of happiness is quite impossible, because men want only to desire it but not to have it, and every individual who experiences good...

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The Evolutionary Advantages of Playing Victim

Posted by on Feb 26, 2021 on quillette.com

Victimhood is defined in negative terms: “the condition of having been hurt, damaged, or made to suffer.” Yet humans have evolved to...

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To Skate—Perchance to Soar

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 on quillette.com

Nairobi, January 2021. Saturday morning. I whizz joyfully around the multi-coloured skatepark. Beneath my feet, the board responds with...

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