Gay rights activist Shane Windmeyer talks to Jonathan Kay about his changing attitude to Chick-fil-A, which recently opened its first outlet in Toronto. As the founder of Campus Pride, a nationwide LGBT student activist group, Windmeyer was originally a sworn enemy of Chick-fil-A because the company has donated to groups opposed to same-sex marriage. But Dan Cathy, the son of Chick-fil-A’s founder and the company’s COO, reached out to Windmeyer in 2012 and the two have since become friends. Image courtesy of Youtube.
Greg Ellis reads Coming Together to Honor a Dead Rock Star—And Ward Off Our Demons, Neil Gray’s essay about the suicide of Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit. It was published in Quillette on July 21, 2019.
Yale Law School professor Anthony Kronman talks to Jonathan Kay about his new book The Assault on American Excellence in which he laments the decline of aristocratic values in America’s elite universities. Photo courtesy of Yale University.
Greg Ellis reads How Due Process Fell Victim to Good Intentions: A Veteran Court Reporter Looks Back, Christie Blatchford’s essay about how due process has been eroded by the insistence that we should believe victims. It was published in Quillette on July 14, 2019.
Greg Ellis reads Age of Amnesia, Joel Kotkin’s essay on how the West is in danger of forgetting its own history. It was published in Quillette on July 15, 2019.
Carl Gardner, a former government lawyer, talks to Toby Young about Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament, whether it’s constitutionally legitimate, and what the political ramifications are.
Greg Ellis reads What They Don’t Teach You at the University of Washington’s Ed School, Nick Wilson’s account of spending a year at what turned out to be Neo-Marxist madrasa. It was published in Quillette on April 5, 2019.
Nadim Kobeissi, a professor at NYU and director of a cryptography consulting firm, tells Jonathan Kay about the risks posed by Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency. Professor Kobeissi recently wrote about Libra for Quillette. Image: Courtesy of Symbolic Software.
Greg Ellis reads Milan Kundera Warned Us About Historical Amnesia. Now It’s Happening Again, Ewan Morrison’s essay celebrating the 90th birthday of the Czech novelist. It was published in Quillette on March 31, 2019.
Jonathan Kay talks to Portland State philosophy professor Peter Boghossian about his forthcoming book—How to Have Impossible Conversations. Feature photo by Andy Ngo