Heterodox Academy

Why I Want to Start a Free Speech Trade Union

Why I Want to Start a Free Speech Trade Union

Last April, the historian Niall Ferguson called for a NATO of the pen. Inspired by the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty in which 12 Western democracies agreed that “an armed attack against one or more…shall be considered an attack against them all,” he suggested that “professional thinkers—academics, public intellectuals,

Toby Young
Toby Young
FIRE
Quillette Podcast 47 – Highlights from the 2019 Heterodox Academy Conference

Quillette Podcast 47 – Highlights from the 2019 Heterodox Academy Conference

Jonathan Kay presents highlights from this year’s Heterodox Academy conference, featuring Steven Pinker, Karith Foster, Jennifer Collins Bloomquist, Dan Mogulof, Lara Schwartz, Brandon Calhoun and Coleman Hughes.

Quillette
Quillette
Coleman Hughes
What’s Wrong with the American Academy

What’s Wrong with the American Academy

A colleague of mine in the economics department once said, “when the price of bullshit is zero, demand is inelastic.” A corollary of this principle is that when the price of bullshit is zero, the supply of bullshit is infinite, especially when there are tangible gains for bullshitters.  Last year,

Jonny Anomaly
Jonny Anomaly
Education