Slavery

The Father of Capitalism and the Abolition of Slavery

The Father of Capitalism and the Abolition of Slavery

It has become a common trope that slavery and the slave trade is responsible for the industrial revolution, if not our entire modern prosperity. Slavery is often called capitalism’s “dark side.” A recent column in the Guardian claimed the slave trade “heralded the age of capitalism” and Guardian columnist

Matthew Lesh
Matthew Lesh
Adam Smith
PODCAST 83: Professor Wilfred Reilly on his new book Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About

PODCAST 83: Professor Wilfred Reilly on his new book Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About

Kentucky State political science professor Wilfred Reilly talks to Toby Young about his new book Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About. Professor Reilly’s last piece for Quillette was about the 1776 project.

Quillette
Quillette
Black Lives Matter
PODCAST 79: Coleman Hughes on the "1776" Project

PODCAST 79: Coleman Hughes on the "1776" Project

Quillette columnist Coleman Hughes on why he and some other prominent black intellectuals have created the “1776” project, a response to the New York Times‘s 1619 Project. Quillette recently published an article on the “1776” project by Wilfred Reilly, another of the people involved.

Quillette
Quillette
1619 Project
No, Jonathan Haidt is Not Like a Slavery Apologist

No, Jonathan Haidt is Not Like a Slavery Apologist

Eve Fairbanks, in an essay for the Washington Post, argues that many of the writers on the so-called “reasonable right,” a group that includes such seemingly benign figures as Bari Weiss and Jonathan Haidt, are making many of the same arguments and using much the same language as proslavery advocates

Adam Rowe
Adam Rowe
Free Speech