Jamie Palmer

Jamie Palmer

Jamie Palmer is senior editor at Quillette.

Does Christine Brown Deserve to Burn in Hell?

Does Christine Brown Deserve to Burn in Hell?

NOTE: To mark Halloween, Quillette editor Jamie Palmer writes about one of his favourite modern horror films. Please be aware that this essay discusses the plot in its entirety and contains spoilers from the start. A clever modern parable of guilt and retribution, Sam Raimi’s 2009 horror carnival Drag

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
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Art and Culture
Romance and Retribution

Romance and Retribution

I. “This is a crisis of epic proportions,” wrote an alarmed Romance Writers of America (RWA) board member on Christmas Eve as the scenery started to collapse.1 Longstanding tensions within the trade organization had detonated the previous day when novelist Alyssa Cole revealed that RWA’s board of directors

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
33 min read
Books
Denial and Defamation: The ITN-LM Libel Trial Revisited (II)

Denial and Defamation: The ITN-LM Libel Trial Revisited (II)

PART TWO: THE TRIAL VI. The standards of Western journalism The trial eventually began at the High Courts of Justice in London on February 28th, 2000. The defendants—recorded as Michael Hume, InformInc (LM) Ltd., and Helene Guldberg—arrived at court on the heels of a disappointing pre-trial hearing. The

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
34 min read
History
Denial and Defamation: The ITN-LM Libel Trial Revisited (I)

Denial and Defamation: The ITN-LM Libel Trial Revisited (I)

PART ONE: THE CAMPS Intro: From Phnom Pehn to Srebrenica In 1977, Noam Chomsky and his co-author, the late Edward S. Herman, wrote an essay for the Nation entitled “Distortions at Fourth Hand,” in which they scorned reports that the Khmer Rouge were turning Cambodia into a charnel house. Stories

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
32 min read
Politics
My Misspent Years of Conspiracism

My Misspent Years of Conspiracism

I. My tumble down the JFK assassination rabbit-hole began in the Tunbridge Wells Odeon on 25 January 1992. I was 16. A few years previously, I had watched a television documentary that purported to identify a second assassin in police uniform (known to conspiracy researchers as ‘badgeman’) firing at the

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
27 min read
History
Fundamentalists vs The New York Times

Fundamentalists vs The New York Times

Last week, Bari Weiss, a staff editor and columnist for the opinion pages of the New York Times, became the latest person to find herself at the centre of a social media feeding frenzy for sending a carelessly worded tweet. Even that summary doesn’t do justice to the inanity

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
13 min read
Top Stories
Nobody's Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer

Nobody's Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer

On January 9th, I noticed the French journalist Anne-Elizabeth Moutet report on Facebook that the open letter she had co-signed protesting the excesses of the #MeToo movement had received endorsement from an unexpected source. Samantha Geimer was the girl raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13 years old, and

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
18 min read
Art and Culture
Liberalism in Peril

Liberalism in Peril

One of the more perplexing idiosyncrasies of American political discussion is the tendency to conflate liberal and radical leftists. This confusion has—bizarrely—succeeded in turning “liberal” into a term of partisan abuse, even though a commitment to personal liberty was one of the unalienable rights enshrined in the American

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
9 min read
Art and Culture