Politics professor Eric Kaufmann talks to Toby Young about his Quillette essay The Great Awokening and the Second American Revolution. Professor Kaufmann believes America may be going through something akin to China’s Cultural Revolution in which many aspects of American society, from the constitution to the name of the country, could change.
Richard Bradford, author of Orwell: A Man of Our Time, talks to Toby Young about why Orwell still has a great deal to teach us 70 years after his death. You can read Richard’s recent piece about how Orwell anticipated both Brexit and Boris Johnson’s election victory in the Irish Independent here.
Greg Ellis reads The Defenestration of Domingo, Heather Mac Donald’s essay about how the famous opera singer fell victim to the #MeToo movement. It was published in Quillette on 18th October 2019.
Jesse Singal, contributing writer at New York magazine, talks to Jonathan Kay about being targeted for cancellation by Nicole Cliffe, a well-known left-wing journalist. It is the latest example of the harassment he’s endured at the hands of the social justice Left since writing a controversial cover story for the Atlantic entitled When Children Say They’re Trans. Singal wrote about being smeared by Cliffe for his newsletter Singal-Minded.
Greg Ellis reads How David Graeber Cancelled a Colleague, Claire Lehmann’s article on how a prominent anthropologist and self-styled anarchist tried to ruin the reputation of a former collaborator. It was published in Quillette on 9th September 2019.