Scott Newman

Scott Newman

Scott Newman is an award-winning author and Associate Editor at Quillette. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history and currently resides in Sydney.

Weekly Roundup and the Failure of Deterrence

Weekly Roundup and the Failure of Deterrence

Dear Readers, This week, we continue our coverage of the ongoing war in Ukraine. Don’t miss Brian Stewart on how the West’s deterrence policy went askew, Michael J. Totten on Ukraine's dual Eastern and Western identity, and Dalibor Roháč on how to strategically challenge the Kremlin. Cathy Young

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
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“Not Necessarily Nice Things”
Uncomfortable Truths in Succession

“Not Necessarily Nice Things” Uncomfortable Truths in Succession

Editor's note: the following essay contains plot spoilers Succession is the best show on television, and its most recent round of awards is well deserved. On January 10th, the show snagged a Golden Globe for Best Drama, while Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong were honored as Best Actor and Best

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Scott Newman
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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Dear Quilletters, This week, don’t miss Geoffrey Clarfield’s heartfelt eulogy for Richard Leaky, who was to paleoanthropology what E.O. Wilson was to sociobiology. A truly brilliant man with an extraordinary dedication to his craft and research, Leakey’s work has been enormously consequential for our understanding of

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
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The Liar’s Club: Looking Back on Princeton

The Liar’s Club: Looking Back on Princeton

In 2017, I got the welcome news that I’d been admitted to Princeton University. At the time, I was ecstatic. And I remain humbly grateful for the education I received there. But now that I’ve graduated, I’m not sure the prize was worth the price I paid

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Scott Newman
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Academia
Noble Intentions, Counterproductive Results: The Tragic Inefficacy of a Deontological Policy Approach

Noble Intentions, Counterproductive Results: The Tragic Inefficacy of a Deontological Policy Approach

The Rittenhouse trial reminded us of what we already know: Americans are now more divided than ever. Questions of race, class, and fairness are important, but discourse on these issues tends to be vague, grandiose, and informed by generalities, abstractions, and righteous indignation. This is not helpful. To identify the

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
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