Quillette has a Patreon site

I’ve mentioned the site Quillette before, describing it as a site you should be bookmarking. Think of it as Slate, but more serious, more intellectual, and without any Regressive Leftism.” (The editor in fact quotes that in her appeal for funds that I’m highlighting here.) It’s a true progressivist site, but it’s growing and needs money.

Unlike HuffPo, editor Claire Lehmann strives to at least pay a nominal fee for contributions, which is only fair. But that takes dosh, and so Quillette has established a Patreon page where you can sign up for monthly donations. The rationale is here, and the Patreon page here. They’re not asking for much: just a total of $1000 per month, and of that they’ve got $332. And check out some of the article highlighted on the Patreon page.

With minimal resources, Claire has done a terrific job so far. But with more money they could become the progressivist and anti-regressive-Leftist site. Check out their content, and, if you feel so inclined, offer a monthly contribution. They’re fighting the good fight. And here’s their “road map for 2017”:



  1. GBJames
    Posted January 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Well worth chipping in here.

  2. jwthomas
    Posted January 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    If in doubt read “In Praise of Ignorance,” by Simon Cullen here: http://wp.me/p6SXrP-jew

  3. Linda Calhoun
    Posted January 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I followed Quillette for awhile. I enjoyed several of the articles that were posted, and just skipped over the ones that didn’t interest me.

    But, I gave it up. I found the comments section to have been increasingly taken over by the dudebros.


    Sorry, I will not be donating. I do understand that censoring comments is in general not a good idea, and I don’t really have a solution. There are only a couple sites that I follow that I will make occasional comments on (this being one of them), and I never commented on anything on Quillette. But, it was clear that I would not be welcome there, so I left. L

    • Posted January 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

      So, why not just skip the comments sections?


      • BJ
        Posted January 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, writing off the whole site because of the commenters is basically refusing to consume something you’ve found enjoyable because you don’t like a very small percentage of the other people who consume it.

        • Randall Schenck
          Posted January 1, 2017 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

          Understand your points but also do Linda’s. Without management of comments on a site with comments, it’s like the public toilet with and no key. PCC site is only good and healthy because he has strong rules and they are enforced. I would say, if you are not going to have rules and enforce them, don’t allow comments at all. Then of course, it is a different kind of site.

          • BJ
            Posted January 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

            For what it’s worth, I agree with Linda about the majority of commenters there, but that’s why I just skip the comments now. I just wouldn’t want to punish people who I think are producing good content because I don’t like a small percentage of their readers. Also, I respect that there are multiple ways to approaching the moderation (or lack thereof) of an online community, and respect places that have a looser, more freedom-oriented approach just as much as sites like this one.

            • Randall Schenck
              Posted January 1, 2017 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

              I did not know that rules here created less freedom but I do think it provides for a more civil and much more interesting comment section. Makes one look forward to the good comments presented and more respected.

  4. Posted January 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    A platform for “free thought.” Is that anything like free will? 😊

    • rom
      Posted January 1, 2017 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      It is more a free illusion. 😉

  5. Diki
    Posted January 1, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    So what happens to regressive leftists when they leave college? I mean presumably they can’t all become student welfare officers or campus administrators or academics. As with the hippies of the sixties they have to settle down at some point and integrate themselves with the world and all of its political incorrectitude. Could they really work successfully in a mainstream commercial organization without realising they need to change pdq?

  6. Posted January 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I kicked in.

  7. Cindy
    Posted January 2, 2017 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I really enjoyed this article by Claire Lehman herself

    Stop Calling People Low Information Voters


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