Claire Lehmann

Claire Lehmann

Claire Lehmann is the founding editor of Quillette.

Weekly Roundup and the Importance of Academic Impartiality

Weekly Roundup and the Importance of Academic Impartiality

Dear Quilletters, We have some absorbing new pieces for the contemplative reader. First peruse Marilyn Simon on Joel Coen’s adaptation of Macbeth, then Herman Goodden on James Joyce, and then for a side track, Adam Zivo on Cineforum, the coolest Toronto-based “indie” theater you’ve never heard of. We

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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Merry Christmas + the Weekly Roundup

Merry Christmas + the Weekly Roundup

As another pandemic year draws to a close, it's time for my annual Christmas message. It has been difficult to write this year as many of us are impacted by Covid in one way or another, or are suffering with the exhaustion of prolonged uncertainty. In testing times like this,

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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Weekly Roundup and a Late Obituary for Yugoslavia

Weekly Roundup and a Late Obituary for Yugoslavia

Dear Quilletters, This week, Maria Vivod brings us a visceral portrait of Yugoslavia on the 30th anniversary of its demise. Our new Associate Editor, Scott Newman, reflects on his time at Princeton and provides a sharp critique of the elite college treadmill. On our podcast, Jon Kay sits down with

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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Weekly Roundup and Andrew Roberts on The Decline and Fall of American Imperium

Weekly Roundup and Andrew Roberts on The Decline and Fall of American Imperium

Dear Readers, This week, we’re proud to present British historian Andrew Roberts on the decline and fall of American imperium, the sociopolitical effects of this hegemonic reconfiguring, and whether the fall of the United States is, indeed, inevitable. In addition, we have Joel Kotkin on the importance of work,

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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Weekly Roundup and Martina Navratilova on Protecting Women's Sports

Weekly Roundup and Martina Navratilova on Protecting Women's Sports

Dear Quilletters, This week we’re pleased to bring you some unique pieces on fascinating topics. Along with law professor Doriane Coleman, 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova offers us a critique of the International Olympic Committee's new rules for female competition in elite sport. Psychiatrist Sally Satel laments the

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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Weekly Roundup and a Legal Scholar's Response to the Rittenhouse Trial

Weekly Roundup and a Legal Scholar's Response to the Rittenhouse Trial

Dear Readers, This week you will find a thorough legal analysis of the Rittenhouse trial by Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., Faculty Director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute. You'll find that Sullivan's analysis looks at the facts of the case, and the details of Wisconsin law, two elements that have

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Dear Quilletters, This week, we’re pleased to bring you a number of diverse pieces from talented writers around the world. Oliver Traldi offers a thoughtful and persuasive exploration of “Affirmative Action Conundrums,” and Lawrence Krauss reports on an especially egregious incident of self-censorship from an astronomy professor at UT

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Dear Readers, Thank you for subscribing to the Quillette newsletter. This week I would like to recommend three articles in particular, that I think you will find are remarkable in their insight and analytical rigour. The first is from Peter L. Levin, an entrepreneur and former government administrator, who has

Claire Lehmann
Claire Lehmann
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