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 Paul Berman on Roya Hakakian

Dear All, This week, we offer an eclectic, timely selection of pieces, including curated responses to our recent roundtable on moral expertise, and a terrific essay by Paul Berman on Iranian-American poet, Roya Hakakian. Also be sure to check out our editorial on the disgraceful firing of Joshua T. Katz,

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
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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

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

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

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

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

Scott Newman
Scott Newman
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