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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Nothing we did in Afghanistan really worked
By Jesse Singal
Substack took off because people are increasingly distrustful of mainstream media outlets
When they arrive in newsrooms, privileged young people bring their values and priorities with them
Science & Tech
The media is guilty of gross negligence on gender reassignment reporting
I’m here to tell you that the American media is a disaster
The best available evidence suggests that a sizable chunk of published psychological findings may be false
What the media gets wrong on gender reassignment
Why the media is melting down
Journalism’s class problem has gotten worse
How half-baked ideas infiltrated psychology
Substack changed the business of journalism
The myth of the good Afghan war
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.