Intellectual Freedom

PODCAST 118: Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Toby Young about intellectual conformity, being a lockdown sceptic, and her new book

PODCAST 118: Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Toby Young about intellectual conformity, being a lockdown sceptic, and her new book

Literary superstar Lionel Shriver talks to Toby Young about the pandemic, the rush to embrace Covid orthodoxy by politicians and scientists, and the suppression of dissenting voices by big tech and the mainstream media, including hers.

Quillette
Quillette
Intellectual Freedom
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
Why I Set Up the Oregon Branch of the National Association of Scholars

Why I Set Up the Oregon Branch of the National Association of Scholars

I first turned to the aid of the National Association of Scholars (NAS) in 2016 after a “woke mob” of my students accused me of using the wrong gender pronoun for a student in a class. Peter Wood, the NAS president, stood ready to make the organization’s voice heard

Bruce Gilley
Bruce Gilley
Activism
Quillette Podcast 27 – Sir Roger Scruton on being sacked by the British Government for politically incorrect remarks about George Soros, China and M

Quillette Podcast 27 – Sir Roger Scruton on being sacked by the British Government for politically incorrect remarks about George Soros, China and M

Toby Young talks to Sir Roger Scruton, the conservative philosopher, about getting sacked as an advisor to the British Government after making some politically incorrect remarks, and the implications of his defenestration for intellectual freedom more widely.

Quillette
Quillette
George Soros