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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Kay talks to Portland State philosophy professor Peter Boghossian about his forthcoming book—How to Have Impossible Conversations. Feature photo by Andy Ngo
Toby Young talks to Bruce Gilley, professor of political science at Portland State, about not being able to get his course on conservative political thought approved by his faculty, and his efforts to fight back against progressive authoritarianism on campus. He recently published a piece in Quillette about why he set up the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Scholars.
Jonathan Kay presents highlights from this year’s Heterodox Academy conference, featuring Steven Pinker, Karith Foster, Jennifer Collins Bloomquist, Dan Mogulof, Lara Schwartz, Brandon Calhoun and Coleman Hughes.
Jonathan Kay talks to Quillette‘s associate editor Toby Young about Boris Johnson, Britain’s new Prime Minister whom Toby first met 36 years ago when they were students together at Oxford. Toby recently wrote a profile of Boris for Quillette.