Toby Young

Toby Young is the co-author of What Every Parent Needs to Know and the co-founder of several free schools. In addition to being an associate editor of The Spectator, he is an associate editor of Quillette. Follow him on Twitter @toadmeister

Education

The diversocrats take Harvard

Ronald Sullivan, free speech, and the real meaning of ‘hostile environments’

By Toby Young

Europe

What would a Corbyn victory mean for me?

Few can doubt that a Labour government would introduce state regulation of the press

By Toby Young

Books

Now – as in the Soviet Union – making a joke can be a dangerous, life-changing mistake

A well-wisher sent me a copy of The Joke last year after I’d lost five positions as a result of making some stupid gags on Twitter

By Toby Young

Education

Jordan Peterson and mob rule at the University of Cambridge

Several Cambridge dons have been in touch to express their dismay at this craven capitulation to the mob

By Toby Young

Education

Cambridge’s shameful decision to rescind Jordan Peterson’s visiting fellowship

The university’s ‘inclusive environment’ means the Canadian philosopher isn’t welcome. But of course…

By Toby Young

Education

The woke corporation: how campus madness entered the workplace

Governments have always been vulnerable to forms of political craziness. What’s new is the behavior of big business

By Toby Young

Internet

Esquire falls foul of hashtag activism

The men’s magazine ran a cover story about how hard it is to be a white man

By Toby Young

Internet

The media were guilty of their own ‘fake news’ when it came to protesting schoolchildren

It was so disheartening to see the liberal media go out of its way last weekend to confirm Trump’s cynicism

By Toby Young

Education

The unending war against masculinity and men

If the APA is looking for toxicity, it should start by examining itself

By Toby Young

Education

The great awokening

Do social justice warriors believe in magic?

By Toby Young

Roger Scruton becomes the latest victim of the Twitchfork mob

The left in Britain has been reduced to online metal-detectorists searching the internet for material they can pretend to be shocked by

By Toby Young

Media

At last, a Jordan Peterson vs. feminist debate that isn’t an absolute bloodbath

The Canadian psychologist squares off with Helen Lewis for GQ’s December issue

By Toby Young

Science is on the side of the trans activists

How do those feminists worried about gender self–identification reconcile their opposition to the reform with their insistence that gender is a social construct?

By Toby Young

Why are faceless accusations allowed to end men’s careers?

When a woman accuses a man of rape, the default position should not be to believe her, particularly if there’s no corroborating evidence

By Toby Young

Education

Revenge of the woke physicists

If feminist physicists think Professor Strumia’s analysis is scientifically unsound, pick holes in his argument

By Toby Young

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