democracy

Smearing an Entire Protest Movement as Fascistic Will Come Back to Haunt My Fellow Leftists

Smearing an Entire Protest Movement as Fascistic Will Come Back to Haunt My Fellow Leftists

My career as a political essayist began 13 years ago. I had been asked by a left-wing Canadian website to expand on my views about a then-ongoing constitutional crisis—and explain why public opinion had turned so sharply in favour of then-prime minister Stephen Harper, even among supporters of parties

Stuart Parker
Stuart Parker
7 min read
socialism
PODCAST 105: Yoram Hazony on the Challenge of Marxism

PODCAST 105: Yoram Hazony on the Challenge of Marxism

Yoram Hazony, author of The Virtue of Nationalism, talks about the why liberal institutions like the New York Times have proved so vulnerable to capture by the hard Left. He wrote about this recently for Quillette.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
democracy
Is the New York Times Bad For Democracy?

Is the New York Times Bad For Democracy?

In a recent column entitled “Why the Success of the New York Times May Be Bad News for Journalism,” media columnist Ben Smith outlines a number of anti-competitive practices by his parent company. His conclusion is that the Times may be well on its way to becoming a monopoly. But

Chang Che
Chang Che
5 min read
democracy
Is Democracy Compatible with Extreme Inequality?

Is Democracy Compatible with Extreme Inequality?

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville took a 10-month trip to the United States to study the American penal system. In the resulting book—Democracy in America—he singled out one noteworthy feature: “Amongst the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me

Chang Che
Chang Che
6 min read
democracy
PODCAST 66: Alireza Nader on the Political Unrest in Iran and the Regime's Brutal Crackdown

PODCAST 66: Alireza Nader on the Political Unrest in Iran and the Regime's Brutal Crackdown

Alireza Nader, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, talks to Jonathan Kay about the recent political protests in Iran and the regime’s brutal response.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
democracy
A Letter From Hong Kong

A Letter From Hong Kong

The normal coexists with the brutal. Last Saturday, in Hong Kong, carefree expat children walk by my apartment building, holding party balloons as Puma police helicopters buzz overhead. Less than a mile away people are fired on with tear gas and water cannon spewing blue dye. I imagine that this

Peter Baehr
Peter Baehr
6 min read
Communism
The Case Against a Second EU Referendum

The Case Against a Second EU Referendum

The possibility of a second referendum offers, to many, a tantalizing prospect of rescue from political deadlock. Since Parliament cannot decide on a deal and largely refuses to contemplate “No Deal,” this argument goes, we should allow the people to “choose” once more. Barrister Oliver Conolly has offered a well-written

Madeline Grant
Madeline Grant
10 min read
Brexit