Noah’s Newsletter

Noah Carl
Essays on culture, science and other topics that interest me.
Created 05 Sep 2020
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  • Did women in academia cause wokeness?
    24 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 13 1
    As I’ve argued before, the two key events giving rise to the Great Awokening (the sudden increase in woke sentiment beginning in around 2012) were the launch of social media and the Occupy Wall Street...
  • Reading, TV watching and politics in Britain
    16 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 8 0
    Richard Hanania has written another fascinating article about US political culture. This one’s titled ‘Liberals Read, Conservatives Watch TV’, and the basic thesis is right there in the title. He argu...
  • The masculinity gap
    06 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 14 0
    Last year, I made a tweet that said the following: The gap in masculinity between the left and the right seems to have widened over time. In the early 20th century, the left was as masculine as the ri...
  • The left-liberal skew of Western media
    02 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 7 3
    Pundits frequently rail against the left-wing skew of the media. However, systematic evidence is hard to come by. Those quantitative studies that do exist are mainly of the US media. One famous study ...
  • How to fix low back pain
    27 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    It’s cold out. You’re carrying a full garbage bag to the bin outside. As you trudge along the gravel path, a single plastic wrapper falls out of the bag and gently flutters to the ground. You place th...
  • The deranged campaign against Kathleen Stock
    19 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 14 0
    I wanted to illustrate this article with a picture of Sussex University, in order to be topical, but it’s such a dreadful place – I mean really visually offensive – that I went with this photograph of...
  • A response to the House of Commons' pro-lockdown report
    13 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 5 1
    Yesterday, two committees of the House of Commons (the Health and Social Care Committee, and the Science and Technology Committee) published a long report titled ‘Coronavirus: lessons learned to date’...
  • What moderates get wrong in the trans debate
    06 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 10 2
    After race, trans is the second most explosive issue in today’s culture war. And unlike race, which has been a contentious subject for decades, it seems like trans came out of nowhere. In the recent s...
  • Should the right use cancel culture against the left?
    29 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 7 0
    The latest high-profile incident of cancel culture unfolded on Sunday night. It began when a gentleman named Frederick Joseph (who is black) posted a short video clip on social media, showing an alter...
  • Abortion and eugenics
    22 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 5 0
    Diana Fleischman has written an excellent article for Quillette titled ‘The Moral Panic about Eugenics Poses a Threat to Abortion Rights’. The argument is right there in the title, and you can agree w...
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