Claire Lehmann

Claire Lehmann

Claire Lehmann is the founding editor of Quillette.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our 665 new subscribers! This week I'd like to draw your attention to a terrific piece written by Joel Kotkin on the global supply chain crunch and what it means for the future of globalisation. And there is an excruciating account by Maxwell Meyer on the self-immolation of

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Weekly Roundup and the Harassment of Professor Kathleen Stock

Weekly Roundup and the Harassment of Professor Kathleen Stock

Before you read this week's articles, I'd like to draw your attention to the distressing harassment that one of our contributors, Kathleen Stock, a professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex, has been subjected to on her campus. Posters (left) and a protestor (right) at the University of SussexKathleen

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Instagram's Mental Health Emergency

Instagram's Mental Health Emergency

Facebook has recently paused the development of their “Instagram Kids” project after a whistleblower leaked internal documents showing that Facebook's own research finds a link between poor mental health and Instagram use. “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls,” said a slide in a presentation

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

If there were a modern day Voltaire, or a 21st century Bertrand Russell, Steven Pinker would be it. So it is a tremendous honour for me to bring you an excerpt of Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters, by the man himself, in this week's

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Claire Lehmann
"These Are Very Bad Dudes" — David Buss on Sexual Conflict and the Dark Triad

"These Are Very Bad Dudes" — David Buss on Sexual Conflict and the Dark Triad

Editor's note: Earlier this year, I was delighted to interview David Buss, pioneer of evolutionary psychology about his new book When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault. One of the first psychologists to apply Darwinian insights to humans, his research over the past three

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Weekly Roundup and a Letter from the Editor

Weekly Roundup and a Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, Thank you for supporting Quillette with your subscription. By now you have probably noticed our new look—we have a cleaner and simpler website that is faster and easier to navigate (note the search function at the top of the home page). You may have also noticed that

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Fighting COVID-19: Australia’s (Largely Untold) Success Story

Fighting COVID-19: Australia’s (Largely Untold) Success Story

On Friday, May 15th, pubs around Sydney re-opened after being closed for two months, a development that caused one delighted Sydneysider to observe: “Clinking that first glass… felt like I’d sloughed off a thousand years of sadness.” In fact, it had been roughly two months—a period during which

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
COVID-19
Dealing With a Once-In-A-Century Pathogen

Dealing With a Once-In-A-Century Pathogen

Back in 2015, Bill Gates published an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) warning that the world would likely see a pandemic in the next 20 years. He was writing in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, and argued that while

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
COVID-19