Whitlock releases short essays and opinion pieces as blog posts, guest columns/op-eds, and as posts on this site. Some select recent work is shown here.
Politicization of Research Ethics: Peter Boghossian (29 July 2019)
This is an excerpt of a longer essay on how university research ethics offices no longer just prevent harm (as we know harm), but instead serve to guard and control ideas and exclude people with wrong opinions.
Academic Freedom in Canada: a pilot study (25 March 2019)
We asked Canadian Academics how they felt about academic inquiry. Here we tell the story of the results and the difficulties in asking controversial questions.
A Tax on Free Speech (26 March 2017)
Western University charged a group of students a controversy tax for their hosting of Jordan Peterson. We are moving toward a world where people can only afford to express uncontroversial opinions.