The Rationalism and Romanticism of John Stuart Mill

The Rationalism and Romanticism of John Stuart Mill

Two strands of Mill's philosophy were profoundly in conflict.

Laurie Wastell
Laurie Wastell
10 min read
philosophy
Quillette Podcast #191: Richard Dawkins on the Wonders of Flight

Quillette Podcast #191: Richard Dawkins on the Wonders of Flight

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins about his new book on the science and mythology of life in the air—from puffins and flying squirrels to fairies and angels. Sample book illustrations, by Jana Lenzová

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Podcast
Critical Race Theory Wasn’t Always Like This

Critical Race Theory Wasn’t Always Like This

The version of CRT that I studied in the 1990s offered a useful critique of American institutions—rather than a moral condemnation of American souls.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
5 min read
critical race theory
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Zoe Booth
Zoe Booth
3 min read
newsletter
McCartney at 80

McCartney at 80

Four score years of ordinary genius.

Christopher J. Snowdon
Christopher J. Snowdon
22 min read
Art and Culture
Dostoevsky and the Pleasure of Taking Offense

Dostoevsky and the Pleasure of Taking Offense

Much of history is a tale of excessive offense-taking.

Anthony Eagan
Anthony Eagan
14 min read
A Life Worthwhile

A Life Worthwhile

The dignity that comes with a job is more important than the salary.

Magnus Henrekson
Magnus Henrekson
10 min read
Politics
Ricky Gervais Knows No Fear

Ricky Gervais Knows No Fear

The comedian's new Netflix special has its weak spots. But when it comes to goring gender ideology's sacred cows, no one does it better

Allan Stratton
Allan Stratton
9 min read
Ricky Gervais