social justice

'The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality'—A Review

'The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality'—A Review

Is a left-wing author allowed to believe in genetics? The question is only partially sarcastic: Doctrinaire progressives are inclined to cringe (at least for public consumption) at the idea that one’s DNA might drive real differences that shape our lives. Indeed, the whole concept is seen as a means

Robert VerBruggen
Robert VerBruggen
Genetics
Quillette's Best on Critical Social Justice

Quillette's Best on Critical Social Justice

Wilfrid Laurier and the Creep of Critical Theory | Uri Harris “We’re moving away from the multidimensional, bottom-up approach to discourse that has characterised and helped shape Western societies, and towards a singular, top-down approach that more resembles how Western societies looked before the Enlightenment.” The Stifling Uniformity of Literary

Quillette
Quillette
social justice
As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader

As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader

All three of us are mathematicians who came to the United States as young immigrants, having been attracted by the unmatched quality and openness of American universities. We came, as many others before and after, with nothing more than a good education and a strong desire to succeed. As David

Percy Deift, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, and Sergiu Klainerman
Percy Deift, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, and Sergiu Klainerman
academics
Quillette Podcast 45 – Nancy Rommelmann on How Portland Became the Woke Capital of America

Quillette Podcast 45 – Nancy Rommelmann on How Portland Became the Woke Capital of America

Jonathan Kay talks to journalist and YouTuber Nancy Rommelmann about how Portland became the most woke city in America, a phenomenon she wrote about recently for Tablet. She provides an update on the targeting of her husband’s coffee shop by an outrage mob after she expressed some reservations

Quillette
Quillette
Podcast
Unpacking Peggy McIntosh's Knapsack by William Ray

Unpacking Peggy McIntosh's Knapsack by William Ray

Greg Ellis reads Unpacking Peggy McIntosh’s Knapsack, William Ray’s critical essay about McIntosh’s seminal 1989 paper that popularised the concept of ‘white privilege.’ It was published in Quillette on 29th August 2018.

Quillette
Quillette
Narrated
It’s Not Your Imagination: The Journalists Writing About Antifa Are Often Their Cheerleaders

It’s Not Your Imagination: The Journalists Writing About Antifa Are Often Their Cheerleaders

On February 1, 2017, Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to give a talk about free speech at the University of California, Berkeley. But he was prevented from speaking by a group of 150 or so masked, black-clad members of a then-obscure movement calling itself “Antifa.” The protestors caused $100,000 worth

Eoin Lenihan
Eoin Lenihan
Activism
How the IDW Can Avoid the Tribalist Pull

How the IDW Can Avoid the Tribalist Pull

In the year since the so-called “Intellectual Dark Web” made its first public appearance in a New York Times feature by Bari Weiss, the informal network of “renegade” scholars and journalists on the outs with the cultural establishment has continued to draw attention and controversy. One bone of contention is

Cathy Young
Cathy Young
IDW
Sad Radicals by Conor Barnes

Sad Radicals by Conor Barnes

Greg Ellis reads Sad Radicals, Conor Barnes’s essay about how the pathologies that characterised his small anarchist sect have gone mainstream. It was published in Quillette on 11th December 2018.

Quillette
Quillette
Anarchism