Politics

Red Letter Day

How an unknown teacher from Leningrad took on Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev—and ultimately won.

Robin Ashenden
Robin Ashenden
12 min read

Prepare for Turbulence

Meloni remains bound into a loveless union with Europe, but she is unlikely to be a model prisoner.

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
7 min read

Anything-and-Everything Socialism

Identity politics redirects radical energy away from the elites who promote it—a point illustrated by the 2022 Socialism Conference with rare clarity.

Sohale Andrus Mortazavi
Sohale Andrus Mortazavi
10 min read

China in the Age of Surveillance

China’s security apparatus may not be able to see into the minds of the people, but it can make their lives a misery in the attempt.

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
10 min read

Should the GOP Continue to Embrace Populism? Two Responses

Quillette readers Joe Benning and Charles N.W. Keckler give their responses.

Quillette
Quillette
7 min read

Child Welfare Is Becoming a Joke

The field is mired in risible theory and impenetrable jargon, and increasingly divorced from concern with the welfare of children.

Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley
5 min read

Never Apologize for Trying to Tell the Truth

Those who repress inconvenient facts or produce fictitious evidence to nourish a politically convenient story are simply not historians.

Jeffrey Herf
Jeffrey Herf
7 min read

What the Left Keeps Getting Wrong About Ukraine

Vapid bromides about peace and negotiation are no substitute for policy and a frank acknowledgement of Russia’s responsibility for the conflict.

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
9 min read