Claire Lehmann

Claire Lehmann

Claire Lehmann is the founding editor of Quillette.

"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

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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
Lessons from Australia’s Bushfires: We Need More Science, Less Rhetoric

Lessons from Australia’s Bushfires: We Need More Science, Less Rhetoric

Over the last two weeks, the Royal Australian Navy has been evacuating thousands of residents fleeing uncontrollable bushfires in the south-eastern part of my country. Amid scenes of desperate Australians being rescued from beaches, national-security writer Craig Hooper has called the operation a “mini-Dunkirk.” HMAS Adelaide conducting flight operations operating

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Must Reads
Join Us in 2020

Join Us in 2020

What do you do when you want to speak about an issue in the workplace but find that ill-informed policies penalise you for doing so? What do you say when your son or daughter comes home from school and tells you that “capitalism is racist?” What course of

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Editorial
How David Graeber Cancelled a Colleague

How David Graeber Cancelled a Colleague

At the height of the #MeToo scandal in 2018, when dozens of actresses were coming forward with sordid testimonies about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predation, a much more obscure scandal was unfolding around an academic journal involving the anthropologist David Graeber. The journal—HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory—was imploding

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
Anthropology

Retraction notice

An author by the purported name of Archie Carter sent us an article that appeared on our web site under the title “DSA is Doomed” for several hours today. After it appeared, we got a tip that it contained false information. When the author couldn’t supply

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Claire Lehmann
Editorial