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PODCAST 98: Physicist Lawrence Krauss on Why Identity Politics Should be Kept Out of Science

Posted by on Jul 4, 2020 on quillette.com

Renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss talks to Jonathan Kay about his Quillette essay Racism Is Real. But Science Isn’t the Problem and...

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Racism Is Real. But Science Isn’t the Problem

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020 on quillette.com

In his June 9th eulogy for George Floyd, Reverend Al Sharpton said, “What happened to Floyd happens every day in this country, in...

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Affirmative Action in a Multiethnic Nation

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 on quillette.com

This last week, the California Legislature voted to hold a referendum to repeal Proposition 209 in November. Passed in 1996, Prop 209...

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Local Farming Can’t Save the Planet

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 on quillette.com

“The world is flat,” proclaimed economist Thomas Friedman in his 2005 book of the same title. And since then, the world has flattened...

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America Exports Cancel Culture to the World

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 on quillette.com

Recently, I was interviewed for a video for the Dutch media outlet NU.nl, a popular news website in the Netherlands. The topic was cancel...

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Completely Alone in the Middle of Nowhere

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 on quillette.com

In 1930, Augustine Courtauld volunteered to spend the winter alone on the Greenland ice cap, manning a remote weather station. As the snow...

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On Steve Hsu and the Campaign to Thwart Free Inquiry

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 on quillette.com

Academics who conduct research on intelligence and human differences, or who comment on it, are being removed from their positions, either...

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Reducing the Chance of New Pandemics

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 on quillette.com

It has been months since the novel coronavirus hit Western countries, and many are now wondering how and when normality will return and...

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The Room Where It Happened—A Review

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 on quillette.com

A review of The Room Where It Happened—A White House Memoir by John Bolton, Simon and Schuster (June 2020), 592 pages. Donald Trump’s...

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Policing in the Anomie Era

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 on quillette.com

We bounced along a pitted dirt road on an Indigenous reserve in Northern Ontario. As I leaned on my horn to convince a bored looking,...

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On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 on quillette.com

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years....

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The New York Times and the Importance of Conclusion Neutrality

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 on quillette.com

Earlier this month, Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas wrote a controversial New York Times op-ed arguing that President Trump...

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Can the Chinese Communist Party Achieve Global Dominance?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 on quillette.com

Many of us have woken up in recent years to the threat we face in the Chinese Communist Party. The danger that the Party presents to...

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PODCAST 97: Professor Eric Kaufmann on America’s Maoist Moment

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 on quillette.com

Politics professor Eric Kaufmann talks to Toby Young about his Quillette essay The Great Awokening and the Second American Revolution....

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Reducing the Chance of New Pandemics

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 on quillette.com

It has been months since the novel coronavirus hit Western countries, and many are now wondering how and when normality will return and...

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Policing in the Anomie Era

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 on quillette.com

We bounced along a pitted dirt road on an Indigenous reserve in Northern Ontario. As I leaned on my horn to convince a bored looking,...

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On Race and Inequality—A Reply to Nathan J. Robinson

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 on quillette.com

The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd has plunged us into a new era of institutional...

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At Social-Justice Law School, Feelings Trump Facts

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 on quillette.com

On May 27th, Claudette Beals-Clayton called the Toronto police from a high-rise apartment in the city’s High Park North neighbourhood. Her...

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Leaders Are Worse Than Average

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 on quillette.com

“Power corrupts,” as the saying goes, and a corollary is that, other things being equal, the more power, the more corruption. That’s the...

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Is the My Little Pony Fan Community Really Full of Nazis?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 on quillette.com

The Atlantic recently published an exposé on the urgent problem of Nazis in the subculture of “Bronies,” adult fans of the My Little Pony:...

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