Wesley Yang's forthcoming collection of essays is titled The Souls of Yellow Folk.
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The Emperor’s Woke Clothes

Campus Week: How did an elite, repressive minority policing speech and culture through political correctness come to browbeat the American democratic majority?

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Race Quotas and Class Privilege at Harvard

Meme Wars: Who gets in, and why?

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The Shocking Truth About Jordan Peterson

Meme Wars: How the Twitter mobs choose their targets

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My Favorite Anti-Semite: Gregor von Rezzori

Twenty years after his death, why the German-language writer and memoirist yearned for an era he never knew

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Microaggressions

Meme Wars: Why the racial future of America hinges upon Asian Americans

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Asian-Americans Can Blow Up America’s Racial Quota System. Will They?

Meme Wars: The latest wave of Chinese immigrants prefers colorblind meritocracy over victimhood-based affirmative action, at the expense of blacks and Hispanics

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The Bari Weiss Pile-On

Meme Wars: How the micro-grievances of different immigrant classes reflect a broader problem in our conception of race in America

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Is Feminist Lemonade Kosher?

Meme Wars: questioning our postmodern definitions of ‘equality’

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Brilliantly Anticipated Today’s Illiberal Movement to Ban Hate Speech

A return to the early-1990s origins of victimization in identity politics, then—and now—a distraction from the real challenges of structural and institutional racism in America

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Farewell to a Scoundrel

Meme Wars: What Lorin Stein’s resignation from The Paris Review over sexual misconduct reveals about the true index of male power

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Is It OK to Be White?

Meme Wars: the insular, circular, and viraltastic history of a racist idea

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Brittle Odessa

Cosmopolitan yet barbarous, Jew-filled and Jew-free, remote but central—a new history explores the Black Sea port city’s many contradictions

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The End of the Affair

In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse

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Their Magic Moment

How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing

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Unto the Sons

What the Wittgenstein family gained and lost

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Beginning of the End

Decadence and anti-Semitism in Arthur Schnitzler’s Vienna

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Was This Man a Genius?

The twisted mind of Otto Weininger

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