Welcome to this week's round up of Quillette articles, where you will find sociologist Peter Baehr reflecting on his students in a moving letter from Hong Kong, evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller on the purpose of virtue-signalling, and Danish literature professor, Marianne Stidsen, on the regressive impact the #MeToo movement has had in Scandinavia. We hope you this week's collection. You can support our work by donating to Quillette here

Claire Lehmann

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By Peter Baehr
"Years from now, historians will recall that at a time when the West had descended into identity solipsism, there was a place on earth where people cared more for liberty and their city than their lives," writes Peter Baehr from Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

by Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin explains how the trend towards a society in which the family and marriage are no longer a central unit of social structure will reshape our politics, economy, and society in the decades ahead.

By Paulina Neuding
European editor Paulina Neuding interviews a Danish literature professor about her new book titled: The Nordic MeToo Revolution 2018 – And Its Negative Impact.

Yale Law School professor Anthony Kronman talks to Jonathan Kay about his new book  The Assault on American Excellence  in which he laments the decline of aristocratic values in America’s elite universities.

by Lindsay Shepherd Jonathan Kay
 How one gender troll has managed to get dozens of women banned from social media for questioning the empirical claims around trans activism.

by Adam Rowe
Civil War historian Adam Rowe dismantles an argument recently published in the Washington Post which likens free speech defenders to slavery apologists.

by Matt McManus
Matt McManus explains the insights that Frankfurt School theorists had into the authoritarian personality.

Greg Ellis reads Christie Blatchford’s essay about how due process has been eroded by the insistence that we should believe victims regardless of the evidence.

By Geoffrey Miller
Evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller explains the purpose and drive behind virtue-signalling, and how we can harness the power of signalling for good.

by James Huffman
The university needs to become a safe space for all points of view to facilitate learning, not a hotbed of ideological factions which make some students feel more comfortable, writes Law Professor James Huffman.