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Gender Ideology’s True Believers

Posted by on May 19, 2022 on quillette.com

I know a fair bit about cults. When I was 19, I joined a small, insular, high-control Trotskyist organization, defying dear friends who...

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Israel’s Perilous Moment, Then and Now

Posted by on May 18, 2022 on quillette.com

A review of Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945–1949 by Jeffrey Herf,...

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How We Can Get Clean Energy—What Needs to Be Done?

Posted by on May 17, 2022 on quillette.com

Editor's note: this is the third in a three-part series on how we can get clean energy. Part I explains the relationship between Fuel...

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Confessions of a Social-Justice Meme Maker

Posted by on May 16, 2022 on quillette.com

When the pandemic struck in March 2020, I was working out of a Los Angeles apartment alongside my two cats, illustrating children’s books...

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The End of War Poetry

Posted by on May 16, 2022 on quillette.com

I have been “helping” my son revise for his GCSE English of late—he might take issue with that description but that was my intention—and...

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Hofstadter’s Paranoid Style Revisited

Posted by on May 15, 2022 on quillette.com

Roughly a quarter of Republican voters in the United States believe that “elitists” in government, the media, and Hollywood are a cabal of...

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Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

Posted by on May 14, 2022 on quillette.com

In 2016, I was sitting in the classroom of a Melbourne school as Dr. Kerry Hempenstall described the early stages of a reading program. He...

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Weekly Roundup and an Interview with Michael Shellenberger

Posted by on May 14, 2022 on quillette.com

Dear Quilletters, I hope you've had a great week and aren't too affected by the wild behaviour of the stock market. As always,...

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The White House’s Specious Gender Manifesto

Posted by on May 13, 2022 on quillette.com

On March 31st, Joe Biden’s White House issued a lengthy “fact sheet” claiming that science has spoken in favour of puberty-blocking...

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The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

Posted by on May 12, 2022 on quillette.com

A time-traveller or alien dropped into the West’s “culture war” might be forgiven for wondering if it was all intended as a big joke....

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Can California Change?—An Interview with Michael Shellenberger

Posted by on May 12, 2022 on quillette.com

In October 2021, environmentalist activist and author Michael Shellenberger published his bestselling book San Fransicko: Why Progressives...

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Art Is Not Therapy

Posted by on May 11, 2022 on quillette.com

I have recently found myself pursued across the digital sphere by advertisements and acclaim for two new Hollywood films, Turning Red and...

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Canada’s Racial Balkanization

Posted by on May 11, 2022 on quillette.com

Far from Toronto’s downtown, in the land of subdivisions, six-lane traffic, and strip malls around Lawrence Ave. East and Bellamy Rd.,...

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We Need to Talk About Abortion

Posted by on May 10, 2022 on quillette.com

There was a political and legal earthquake in the United States this week, in the form of a leaked draft of a majority opinion of the...

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Is Moral Expertise Possible?—A Roundtable

Posted by on May 10, 2022 on quillette.com

Editor's note: Quillette asked two psychologists and two philosophers to reflect and comment on the possibility of attaining moral...

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What Explains Women's Fascination With BDSM Fiction?

Posted by on May 9, 2022 on quillette.com

Every generation or so (i.e., roughly every 25 years) a woman (it’s always a woman) writes a book about kinky sex—and a very specific type...

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When Disagreement Becomes Trauma

Posted by on May 8, 2022 on quillette.com

On April 22nd, the University of British Columbia released its Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force report, which contains 54...

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Quillette Podcast #189: How Elon Musk Can Promote Free Speech—Without Turning Twitter Into One Big ‘Dumpster Fire’

Posted by on May 8, 2022 on quillette.com

Veteran technology expert Jim Rutt tells Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay about the hard lessons he’s learned over four decades of...

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The Limits of Narrative

Posted by on May 7, 2022 on quillette.com

“Lots of color and make it punchy.” As a journalist I hear this kind of thing a lot from editors, and it’s not necessarily bad advice. It...

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Weekly Roundup + Invitation to the Quillette Social

Posted by on May 6, 2022 on quillette.com

Dear Quilletters, Thanks to everyone who has already bought tickets to our Quillette Social event in Sydney. We have already almost sold...

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