30 Search Results for: cathy young

Best of the Web, November 13, 2017

Science Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times Can Brain Scans Curb the Rising Rate of Suicide? Susan Pinker, Wall Street Journal Art Why We’re Not Getting Another Andy Warhol Any Time Soon James Tarmy, Bloomberg News Resilience The Secrets of Resilience Meg Jay, The Wall Street Journal Meet the Teen who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital Pamela Paresky, Psychology Today Religion The Ex-Muslims Go Public Aymann Ismail and Jeffrey Bloomer, Slate Politics Let’s Look For the Good in Our Politicians David Aaronovitch, The Times [requires registration] Speaking to the Far Right Ian Buruma, Project Syndicate Culture of Scandal is the New Normal Cathy Young, Newsday

Best of the Web, November 05, 2017

Education The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country Chris Bodenner, The Atlantic ‘As difficult as it is, it’s important we discuss the part played by genes in cognitive ability’ Dr Kathryn Asbury, Tes Too Many Colleges Flunk Trump 101 Frank Bruni, The New York Times The Sexual Counter-Revolution Is ‘Weinsteining’ Getting Out of Hand? Cathy Young, LA Times The Consequence of this New Sexual Counter-Revolution? No Sex At All Douglas Murray, The Spectator Sex and Genetics Not Just About Sex: Throughout Our Bodies, Thousands of Genes Act Differently in Men and Women Jenny Graves, The Conversation International Development Things Are Looking Up – By Any Measure Marian L. Tupy, Human Progress

Best of the Web, 9 December 2017

Education: Elite colleges are making it easy for conservatives to dislike them Jack Goldsmith and Adrian Vermeule, Washington Post Free Speech, Personified Peter Salovey, New York Times  Race and Racism: The world is relying on a flawed psychological test to fight racism Olivia Goldhill, Quartz Maybe We Should Just Shut Up? Noah Rothman, Commentary A Police Killing Without a Hint of Racism Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic Women in Tech: The Empress Has No Clothes: The Dark Underbelly of Women Who Code and Google Women Techmakers Marlene Jaeckel, Medium Sexual Harassment: The Warlock Hunt Claire Berlinski, The American Interest  Is Office Romance Still Allowed? Cathy Young, Wall Street Journal  [Paywall] Science: Is Psychology a Self-Correcting Science? Lee Jussim, Psychology Today Cooperation and the evolution of hunter-gatherer storytelling Daniel Smith et al, Nature Communications Politics 100 Years. 100 Lives. Think Twice. Laura M. Nicolae, The Harvard Crimson

Best of the Web, October 22nd, 2017

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Nasty, Brutish, and Fat: Of Hobbes and Harvey Weinstein John Podhoretz, Commentary The Sam Kriss Problem Cathy Young, Medium Unintended Consequences of Sexual Harassment Scandals Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times Culture and Civilization Manners and Political Life George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures Teenage Wasteland Claire Lehmann, Commentary Free Speech/Education Does Disruption Violate Free Speech? Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky, The Chronicle of Higher Education Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom? Clay Routledge, The New York Times UPenn Teacher Justifies Her Refusal to Call on White Male Students Robby Soave, Reason Race Relations in America Birth of a White Supremacist Andrew Marantz, New Yorker  The Nightmare From Which Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Trying Not to Awake Oliver Traldi, Areo Magazine On Ta-Nehisi Coates and Race Glenn Loury and John McWhorter, Bloggingheads The Russian Revolution’s Centenary Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution Martin Amis, The New York Times

Best of the Web, September 10, 2017

Science Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their minds Mark Lorch, The Conversation Massive Genetic Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Bruno Martin, Nature The Greater Male Variability Hypothesis – An Addendum to Our Post on the Google Memo Sean Stevens and Jonathan Haidt, Heterodox Academy Culture / Education Joe Rogan Experience #1006 – Jordan Peterson and Bret Weinstein The Joe Rogan Experience  When Speak Out Culture Becomes Callout Culture Pamela Paresky, Psychology Today The Campus Sex-Crime Tribunals Are Losing KC Johnson, Commentary Harvard Shows How it Should be Done Charles Murray, The Weekly Standard Arguments Over Free Speech on Campus Are Not Left vs Right The Economist Politics / Foreign Policy Realism is Back Jacob Heilbrunn, Politico Was Charlottesville a Turning Point for the Alt-Right? Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic The Left-Wing Threat to Liberalism Cathy Young, Forward Treason – not racism – is the only legitimate reason to pull down a statue James Kirchick, The Spectator

Best of the Web, 22nd July 2017

Culture Richard Dawkins deplatformed at a book talk in Berkeley for “abusive speech” about Islam on Twitter Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution is True Why it’s a Bad Idea to Tell Students that Words are Violence Jonathan Haidt & Greg Lukianoff, The Atlantic Aliens, Antisemitism and Academia Remi Adekoya & Landon Firm, Jacobin Science Two minds: the cognitive differences between men and women Bruce Goldman, Stanford Medicine Are we all racists deep in side? Michael Shermer, Scientific American Why Brilliant Girls Tend to Favor Non-STEM Careers Lee Jussim, Psychology Today The sex robots are coming. Do not fear them Debra Soh, The Globe and Mail Politics and foreign policy The Passion of Liu Xiaobo Perry Link, The New York Review of Books Is it racist to say Africa has civilizational problems? Remi Adekoya, Foreign Policy Russia’s Global Anti-Libertarian Crusade Cathy Young, Reason Magazine The Myths of 1953 Ray Takeyh, The Weekly Standard I’ve Worked with Refugees for Decades. Europe’s Afghan Crime Wave Is Mind-Boggling Cheryl Benard, National Interest

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Free Speech and the Capitulation of the SPLC

Two years ago, when the (once-) venerable Southern Poverty Law Center published a “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” there was widespread outrage over the fact that the SPLC’s list included not only bona fide Muslim-bashers but also British liberal Muslim Maajid Nawaz—the head of the anti-extremist, reformist Quilliam Foundation. Nawaz later announced his intention to file a crowdfunded defamation lawsuit against the SPLC. Now, he has won an impressive victory. The SPLC, which had already removed the “Field Guide” from its website in April, issued a retraction and an apology—and agreed to pay Nawaz a $3.4 million settlement. This week, Nawaz is scheduled to meet with SPLC president Richard Cohen, hoping both to find out more about the circumstances of his listing and to “educate” Cohen about the conflict between fundamentalism and reform within the Muslim community. A happy ending? Certainly, for Nawaz and his supporters: Commentary contributor Sohrab Ahmari writes that “it’s good to see the SPLC held to account for at least one of [its] smears” against people who don’t toe the progressive party …

Young Adult Fiction’s Online Commissars

In the late 1930s, more than 40 years before my family emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States, my maternal grandmother had a chance to become a published children’s author. She had been writing short stories for her two children, and my grandfather encouraged her to send them to a publisher. To her surprise, she heard from an editor. When she came to see him, he told her he liked the stories very much, except for one problem: they lacked a Soviet spirit. But that, he reassured her, could be easily fixed: for instance, in the story where a young girl who befriends a hedgehog in the woods and promises she’ll always be his friend, she could just say that she gives her word as a Young Pioneer. (The Pioneers were the Soviet mass organization for middle-school-age children.) My grandma was not a closet anti-Soviet rebel, but she did quietly rebel at being told how and what to write. She thanked the editor, picked up her stories, went home, and never tried to get published again. In recent …

Smearing Free Thought In Silicon Valley

In the aftermath of the so-called Google memo affair, there has been no shortage of misleading and in some cases downright inaccurate media coverage painting the author, James Damore, and his supporters in a very unfavorable light. The most recent example of this arose this past weekend, when The New York Times printed a hit piece on its front page with the inflammatory headline, “As Inequality Roils Tech World, A Group Wants More Say: Men.”1 In a clear display of narrative-driven journalism, the article attempts to smear those in the technology industry who hold dissenting views on gender issues by associating them with a political movement with which the public has little familiarity while providing little explanation of what that movement is or what it stands for. Like much of the media coverage on this issue, the article misrepresents what Damore said in his memo, claiming that he argued that women “were biologically less capable of engineering.” In reality, Damore’s memo focused on differences between the sexes in interests and personality traits, not abilities, that …