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Identity and the Self in ‘Hamlet’

Posted by on May 5, 2021 on quillette.com

“Who’s there?” These are the two words that begin Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It is primarily this question, and not “To be or not to be?” with...

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Gaslighting the Concerned Parents of Trans Children—A Psychotherapist’s View

Posted by on May 4, 2021 on quillette.com

I first met Jo and Carol in Manchester two years ago, when I spoke as a clinician on a panel at what is believed to be the first...

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When Journalism Blurs Into Activism—A Canadian Case Study

Posted by on May 3, 2021 on quillette.com

This all began with an imaginary teachers’ manual. It ended with us challenging Canada’s self-described “national newspaper” about a range...

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James Baldwin and the Trouble with Protest Literature

Posted by on May 2, 2021 on quillette.com

“The hardest thing in the world to do,” wrote Ernest Hemingway in a 1934 article for Esquire, “is to write straight honest prose on human...

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Why Climate Science Is Like the Rest of Science

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 on quillette.com

Recent White House initiatives suggest that addressing climate change has risen to the policy forefront of government at the presidential...

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Emotional Realism and The Enduring Art of Caravaggio

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 on quillette.com

At a small auction house in Madrid there briefly appeared a very dark, very brown painting of Christ being presented to the people before...

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Podcast #147: Richard Hanania on the Real Reason Progressives Are Winning the Culture War: They Just Want It More

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 on quillette.com

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to Richard Hanania, President of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, about...

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When Will Activists (and the Media) Get Honest About Police Shootings?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 on quillette.com

Minutes before Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts of murder and manslaughter, Ma’Khia Bryant, a black teenage girl in...

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When Men Behave Badly—A Review

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 on quillette.com

A review of When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault by David M. Buss, Little, Brown Spark,...

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The Hard Problems of Vegetarianism

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 on quillette.com

“We have to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves,” wrote the famous utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer in Animal...

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The Journal of Controversial Ideas Is Here

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021 on quillette.com

The long-awaited first issue of Journal of Controversial Ideas (JCI), which allows academics of all disciplines to publish peer-reviewed...

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Remembering John Ball, the Writer Who Gave Us Virgil Tibbs

Posted by on Apr 27, 2021 on quillette.com

Sidney Poitier, who retired from acting 20 years ago, turned in many unforgettable screen performances over a career that spanned the...

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Interrogating Jane

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 on quillette.com

Jane Austen, beloved English novelist of the Regency period, is now embroiled in the custody wars over the history and legacy of the...

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Grade Inflation Is Ruining Education

Posted by on Apr 24, 2021 on quillette.com

“When people lose the connection between their actions and their consequences, they lose their hold on reality and the further this goes...

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The White of the AI

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 on quillette.com

“It is a truth little acknowledged that a machine in possession of intelligence must be white.” I do appreciate a Jane Austen reference...

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Podcast 146: Michael Shellenberger on Nuclear Power, Progressive Hypocrisy on Energy Policy, and His New book, ‘Apocalypse Never’

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 on quillette.com

Quillette founder Claire Lehmann talks to author and activist Michael Shellenberger about how environmental alarmism and ideological blind...

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The Ugly History of Rape Panics

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 on quillette.com

The abduction and murder of Sarah Everard in London on March 3rd created a wave of outrage and protest. It is easy to understand why a...

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When Sons Become Daughters, Part IV: Parents of Transitioning Boys Speak Out on Their Own Suffering

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 on quillette.com

What follows is the fourth instalment of When Sons Become Daughters, a multi-part Quillette series that explores how parents react when a...

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Stopped Cold: Remembering Russia’s Catastrophic 1939 Campaign Against Finland

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021 on quillette.com

While the Germans had been flexible on the fine print of their August 23rd, 1939 non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin...

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Europe, China, and the New Global Hierarchy

Posted by on Apr 18, 2021 on quillette.com

Seen from Beijing, Europe is an Asian peninsula. ~Angela Merkel For more than 20 years the Chinese Communist Party engaged the world...

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