Brian Kalt, an expert on US constitutional law and the presidency, talks to Jonathan Kay about the 25th Amendment and whether it can be used to remove a president. Professor Kalt recently published a book called Unable: The Law, Politics, and Limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.
Greg Ellis reads How David Graeber Cancelled a Colleague, Claire Lehmann’s article on how a prominent anthropologist and self-styled anarchist tried to ruin the reputation of a former collaborator. It was published in Quillette on 9th September 2019.
Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Amber Scorah talks to Jonathan Kay about leaving the Christian sect and her book Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life.
Greg Ellis reads A Letter From Hong Kong, Peter Baehr’s essay about the pro-democracy movement in the former British colony and its impact on his students. It was published in Quillette on 3rd September 2019.
Conservative intellectual Douglas Murray talks to Toby Young about the moral shortcomings of identity politics and the Marxist underpinnings of the Social Justice movement, both subjects of his new book The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity.
Greg Ellis reads How An Anonymous Accusation Derailed My Life, Stephen Elliott’s essay about being accused of rape on the Shitty Media Med list in 2017. It was published in Quillette on 25th September 2018.
Samantha Geimer, who was raped by Roman Polanski aged 13, talks to Jonathan Kay about why she has refused to be cast as a victim and how she’s dealt with the controversy her stance has generated. She is steeling herself for another bout of unwanted attention when Polanski’s new film—An Officer and a Spy—is released next month.
Greg Ellis reads Universal Basic Income and the Threat of Tyranny, Shai Shapira’s essay on why UBS could lead to despotism. It was published in Quillette on 9th October 2017.
New York Times editor and opinion writer Bari Weiss talks to Jonathan Kay about How to Fight Anti-Semitism, her new book on the rise in anti-Semitism in the U.S. on the Left and the Right, and what we can do to combat it. Featured image, Bari Weiss on Real Time with Bill Maher on Youtube.
Greg Ellis reads In Defense of Decency, Robert McLeod’s essay arguing for more civility when we disagree with each other about politics and social justice. It was published in Quillette on July 10, 2019.