Responding to news that journalist Andy Ngo had been beaten by antifa protestors in Portland last month, a woman named Charlotte Clymer tweeted that “Ngo intentionally provokes people on the left to drive his content. Being attacked today on video...
Andy Ngo“This is where we are right now: A staffer for a human-rights organization dedicated to helping gay people is publicly cheering the beating of a gay man.”
James LindsayAn explanation of how the rationalizations for the beating of @MrAndyNgo have roots in leftist academic social theories, including almost half a dozen theoretical justifications for calling nonviolence forms of violence.
The associations between indices of brain structure and measured intelligence are unclear. This is partly because the evidence to-date comes from most…
Andrew R. A. ConwayWow. Impressive study. In a large sample of adults (N = 18,426) the correlation between total brain volume and g is r = .276. Also, multiple global measures of grey and white matter macro- and microstructure account for unique variance in g. Well done!
James Lindsay (@ConceptualJames) is a writer and speaker on the excesses of Grievance Studies. He's a co-Architech of the so-called Sokal Squared Affair and ...
Benjamin BoyceHave you ever witnessed a man rip the head off a boar with his bare hands? I haven’t myself—but I did speak with @ConceptualJames about the origins and outcomes of Applied Postmodernism
Moments ago at San Diego Comic-Con, Sir Patrick Stewart treated Star Trek fans attending the Star Trek Universe panel to the first trailer for Star Trek: Picard and shocked the audience by bringing out surprise guests and Star Trek icons Brent...
New York Times Opinion"I had a miscarriage," writes @meghanmccain. "I loved my baby, and I always will. To the end of my days I will remember this child — and whatever children come will not obscure that."
Why has such an old idea suddenly become new again? Because progressive government has failed to keep its promises and broken the people’s trust.
Charles MurrayI was thinking about trying to write something synthesizing Madisonian principles with the current nationalist impulse. Turns out I don't have that much to add to what Chris DeMuth just wrote.
A few days before the Fourth of July, British comic John Oliver used the pulpit of his US infotainment show, Last Week Tonight, to deliver a lengthy monologue about the depredations of Amazon.com. His specific complaint was that Amazon doesn’t treat...
Quillette"To university-educated media professionals, an Amazon warehouse must seem like the Black Hole of Calcutta. But I’ve done low-paying manual labor for most of my working life, and rarely have I appreciated a job as much as this one.“
Ian LeslieReally fascinating & eloquent piece by an Amazon warehouse employee, an important corrective to certain received ideas
It’s hard to discern the main point of William Edwards’s article The Academic Quarrel over Determinism, as his argument is discursive, confusing, contradictory, and sometimes misleading. In a first reading you may dimly perceive that he has a...