The End of War Poetry

The End of War Poetry

Among literary forms, war poetry is unusual for having enjoyed a universally acknowledged and tightly defined golden age.

Simon Evans
Simon Evans
9 min read
Art and Culture
Hofstadter’s Paranoid Style Revisited

Hofstadter’s Paranoid Style Revisited

Hofstadter argued that McCarthyism was simply the latest iteration of a longstanding American tradition.

Michael J. Totten
Michael J. Totten
9 min read
Politics
Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

In 2016, I was sitting in the classroom of a Melbourne school as Dr. Kerry Hempenstall described the early stages of a reading program. He projected a series of letters on the screen. First, he displayed an “f.” “This is an ‘f’,” he said. Then he displayed an “f” written

Greg Ashman
Greg Ashman
7 min read
Education
Weekly Roundup and an Interview with Michael Shellenberger

Weekly Roundup and an Interview with Michael Shellenberger

Dear Quilletters, I hope you've had a great week and aren't too affected by the wild behaviour of the stock market. As always, we've prepared a bevy of interesting reads for you this week, including an interview with gubernatorial candidate Michael Shellenberger about what needs to change in California. When

Zoe Booth
Zoe Booth
5 min read
newsletter
The White House’s Specious Gender Manifesto

The White House’s Specious Gender Manifesto

The White House is claiming that the debate about childhood gender medicine is settled—even as numerous international experts are coming forward to say it‘s not.

Bernard Lane
Bernard Lane
17 min read
Transgender
The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The ideas that unite the hard Left and the populist Right against the West itself are the same ones that make them both so excited about the culture wars.

Stephan Jensen
Stephan Jensen
8 min read
Culture Wars
Can California Change?—An Interview with Michael Shellenberger

Can California Change?—An Interview with Michael Shellenberger

In October 2021, environmentalist activist and author Michael Shellenberger published his bestselling book San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities. He is now campaigning to be the next governor of California on an independent ticket and a platform that promises to address the crises he identified in that book—a homeless

Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke
10 min read
Politics
Art Is Not Therapy

Art Is Not Therapy

Something is flattened when our understanding of art is asked to serve the logic of a medical diagnosis, which sees the messiness of the human condition as a malady to be cured.

Jasmine Hu-Hollingshead
Jasmine Hu-Hollingshead
10 min read
Art and Culture