Jonathan Kay talks to Coleman Hughes about what it was like testifying to Congress about reparations and the reaction his testimony has received. Coleman wrote an article for Quillette about why he’s opposed to reparations in March of this year.
Greg Ellis reads How a Rebellious Scientist Uncovered the Surprising Truth About Stereotypes, Claire Lehmann’s article about Lee Jussim, the maverick social psychologist who discovered that stereotypes accurately predict academic achievement, personality and behaviour. It was published in Quillette on 4th December 2015.
Toby Young discusses the conservative manifesto buried just beneath the surface of Avengers: Endgame with Jonah Goldberg and Aaron Siberium. Aaron wrote an essay recently about the final instalment of the Avengers saga for Quillette.
Jonathan Kay talks to Kathrine Jebsen Moore about how the Instagram knitting community has been invaded by vengeful Social Justice mobs. Kathrine has written about this strange phenomenon twice for Quillette, once on 17th February, and once on 7th June.
Greg Ellis reads Unpacking Peggy McIntosh’s Knapsack, William Ray’s critical essay about McIntosh’s seminal 1989 paper that popularised the concept of ‘white privilege.’ It was published in Quillette on 29th August 2018.
Jonathan Kay talks to Sky Gilbert, gay playwright and drag queen, about the history of Canada’s gay community and being excommunicated by the LGBT theater company he founded. Sky Gilbert wrote about this ordeal recently in Quillette.
Greg Ellis reads The New Evolution Deniers, Colin Wright’s essay about how the denial of evolutionary biology has migrated from the Christian Right to the secular Left. It was published in Quillette on 30th November 2018.
Greg Ellis reads When Censorship is Crowdsourced, Jonathan Kay’s essay about the threat to free speech posed by outrage mobs and big tech. It was published in Quillette on 9th September 2018.
Toby Young discusses the European election results with Eric Kaufmann, author of Whiteshift, and Sunder Katwala, director of British Future. Is national populism in decline? If not, how concerned should we be? Eric Kaufmann, a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, wrote about the European election for Quillette.
Quillette has been unwavering in its support of Noah Carl, a young conservative scholar who was targeted by an outrage mob after getting a research fellowship at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. After an “open letter” was circulated by a group of activist academics last December describing Noah’s work as “racist pseudoscience” and calling for an “investigation” into his appointment, we ran an editorial denouncing this witch-hunt. We published supportive comments by Jonathan Haidt, Jeffrey Flier, Cass Sunstein, Tyler Cowan, Jeff McMahan and Peter Singer, and asked people to sign a counter-petition which attracted over 1,400 signatories. Unfortunately, St. Edmund’s College did the bidding of the protestors, launched two separate investigations and last month terminated Noah Carl’s employment. We ran a follow-up piece, this time criticizing St. Edmund’s cowardly decision, and invited professors and lecturers to put their names to a letter of condemnation. That got over 600 signatures, more than the number of academics who signed the original “open letter.” Since then, Noah has received widespread support from a variety of sources. The Spectator has …