Editorial

The Disgraceful Firing of Joshua T. Katz

The Disgraceful Firing of Joshua T. Katz

Joshua Katz knew it was dangerous to go public with his objections to a Princeton faculty letter, but he did so because his conscience demanded it. For this, he has paid an intolerable price.

The Quillette Editorial Board
The Quillette Editorial Board
12 min read
Education
Ukraine’s Suffering Shows Culture Warriors What a Real War Looks Like: a Quillette Editorial

Ukraine’s Suffering Shows Culture Warriors What a Real War Looks Like: a Quillette Editorial

The Quillette Editorial Board
The Quillette Editorial Board
4 min read
ukraine conflict
Making the (Conservative) Case for Vaccine Passports

Making the (Conservative) Case for Vaccine Passports

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, at least 171 millon people in the United States have been fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of these individuals, 2,063 (0.0012 percent, or about one in 83,000) are known to have later

The Quillette Editorial Board
The Quillette Editorial Board
7 min read
Editorial
With a Star Science Reporter's Purging, Mob Culture at The New York Times Enters a Strange New Phase

With a Star Science Reporter's Purging, Mob Culture at The New York Times Enters a Strange New Phase

Speaking recently at a Quillette Free Thought Lives event, Columbia University professor John McWhorter expounded on his thesis that social justice comprises an ersatz religion, complete with rites of confession and penance. It’s a compelling metaphor, especially in the way it helps explain adherents’ overwrought professions of faith and

Quillette
Quillette
7 min read
Editorial
Trump’s Exit: An Optimist’s Take on What Happens Next

Trump’s Exit: An Optimist’s Take on What Happens Next

When staunch Trump ally and FOX News host Laura Ingraham admitted to her viewers that Trump had not won the election in late November, she attempted to sweeten the bad news with the assurance that “on January 21st, [Trump] will remain the most important person in American politics, if he

Quillette
Quillette
5 min read
Editorial
America Has Serious Problems. It’s Time to Stop Blaming Them on ‘Trumpism’

America Has Serious Problems. It’s Time to Stop Blaming Them on ‘Trumpism’

Donald Trump may have been defeated in his quest for re-election. But not so the shadowy ideology he supposedly champions. “Even in defeat, the embers of Trumpism still burn in the Republican Party,” declares the Washington Post. “Trumpism wasn’t repudiated,” warns a New York Times columnist. “Trump may

Quillette
Quillette
9 min read
BLM
For Journalists, The New York Times' Social-Justice Meltdown Is a Sign of Things to Come

For Journalists, The New York Times' Social-Justice Meltdown Is a Sign of Things to Come

On Sunday, two weeks following the shocking killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, the city’s leaders pledged to overhaul their entire municipal police department. The  move could mark the beginning of a law-enforcement reform movement across the whole United States. This is a welcome phenomenon. Even

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
10 min read
Editorial
Cancel Culture Comes for Woody Allen (Again)

Cancel Culture Comes for Woody Allen (Again)

In 2003, a 19-year-old worker at a Colorado resort accused NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant of raping her in his hotel room. Bryant’s endorsement deals were canceled, and it looked like this might be the end of his career. But prosecutors dropped the case when the alleged victim decided

Quillette
Quillette
5 min read
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