Progressive Orthodoxy

Watching My Great Nation Lapse Into a Cult of Self-Abasement

Watching My Great Nation Lapse Into a Cult of Self-Abasement

I wasn’t a patriot until it had all gone; then I would have sold my soul to buy it back. ~Tanya, in Malcolm Bradbury’s Eating People Is Wrong For more than 20 years, from the mid-’70s to the late-’90s, Morningside, a three-hour daily broadcast that mixed

John E. MacKinnon
John E. MacKinnon
13 min read
Canada
Anti-Racism as Office-Politics Power Play: a Canadian Academic Case Study

Anti-Racism as Office-Politics Power Play: a Canadian Academic Case Study

Last week, 53 top Canadian academic administrators convened in Ottawa for a biannual membership meeting of Universities Canada, a group dedicated to “providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education.” The 89-page meeting agenda, which was leaked to me after the event, makes for an interesting read. The

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
8 min read
University Education
The Vox Formula: Telling Privileged People What They Already Believe

The Vox Formula: Telling Privileged People What They Already Believe

In 2014, Ezra Klein, a 29-year-old journalist known for his Washington Post articles breaking down the thorny ins and outs of complex government policy, left the Washington Post for Vox, a website whose “mission is simple: Explain the news.” Vox would soon become famous for a style of journalism known

Batya Ungar-Sargon
7 min read
media
Podcast #167: Vivek Ramaswamy on the 'Woke Smoke' Blown by Corporate America

Podcast #167: Vivek Ramaswamy on the 'Woke Smoke' Blown by Corporate America

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with 36-year-old biotech entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy about how corporate elites burnish their progressive bona fides (and distract their critics) with anti-racism slogans and hashtags—instead of taking concrete steps to address real inequalities within their organizations.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Podcast
Quillette Podcast 6 - Coleman Hughes on Progressive Orthodoxy in the Ivy League

Quillette Podcast 6 - Coleman Hughes on Progressive Orthodoxy in the Ivy League

Canadian editor Jonathan Kay talks to Coleman Hughes, Quillette columnist and Columbia University student, about being out of step with the prevailing orthodoxy at an Ivy League college, classical liberalism and playing in Rihanna’s backup band in 2016.

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
Classical Liberalism