Jonathan Kay

Jonathan Kay is a Quillette editor, podcaster, and advisor to The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism. His books include Among the Truthers, Legacy, Panics & Persecutions, and Magic in the Dark.

Disc Golf’s Lia Thomas Moment

As a biologically male player continues a meteoric rise on the female circuit, women are starting to speak out.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
18 min read

Canada Called Itself a Genocide State. Iran Was Listening

In his propaganda about supposed child graves, Raisi is merely reading our own misinformation back to us.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
3 min read

Canada’s Cultural-Appropriation Tempest, Five Years Later

A few weeks ago, I was approached by Indigenous journalist Robert Jago, who was looking to do a podcast episode about cultural appropriation—with a focus on Sasquatch as his main case study. He asked me for an interview, and sent me a list of questions, some pertaining to my

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
8 min read

Captiongate: How a Single Zoom Call Propelled Canada’s Greens Into Pronoun Meltdown

Amita Kuttner claimed that online text reading ‘she’ instead of ‘they’ illustrated a ‘system of oppression.‘ Now the party’s president has resigned, and the movement is in chaos.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
7 min read

Denouncing The Diagolonoids

A Canadian right-wing nut is peddling a satirical meme about a diagonally-shaped North American superstate. Needless to say, much of the country’s intellectual class is terrified.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
6 min read

The Line Between Anti-Racism and Racism Keeps Getting Fainter

How an antisemitic bigot named Laith Marouf built a lucrative career as a Canadian government-funded ‘anti-racist’

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
12 min read

Apple’s Depressing Denouement

A review of ‘After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul,’ by Tripp Mickle (Morrow/HarperCollins, 2022).

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
9 min read

A Media-Fueled Social Panic Over Unmarked Graves

Not a single body has been unearthed. But Canadians wouldn’t know it from the false information reported in The New York Times.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
16 min read