The Editorial Board

We are the team behind Speakeasy. A group of journalists, academics, and professionals united in the effort to find compelling writing and liberated thought. We pride ourselves on being self-appointed, first-rate, pseudo-intellectuals.

Conversation With Eric Kaufmann: What Drives Populism?

Professor Eric Kaufmann is one of the leading public intellectuals on populism, immigration, and identity politics. His 2018 book, Whiteshift, sparked debate across Western intellectual circles over what the driving forces behind the rise of Trump and Brexit actually were. Apart from speaking about Whiteshift, our conversation looks at...

Bridging The Toxic Divide – Speaking In The Age of Echo Chambers

We live in a deeply divided society. To a greater degree than any point in recent memory, we struggle to speak to one another – to have difficult conversations. That is bad for all of us because we are living in a transformational era urgently in need of great...

Resolved: Are Schools Failing To Provide Children With Mental Health Resources?

A core part of our growth at Speakeasy has come from new team members that brought new perspectives. One of the great achievements in the short life of our publication is the intellectual diversity of our team. We have people that honestly and earnestly look at the world differently...

What One Man’s Story Teaches Us About History & Life

At Speakeasy, we’ve been fortunate to touch upon issues as far-ranging from mental health to Black History and environmentalism. However, we have struggled at times to take the lessons of the past and apply them to principles for the future. In speaking about mental health, we failed to connect...

Going A New Direction: Towards Humanizing and Understanding

What is Speakeasy? What differentiates us from other sites? When we started brainstorming what would eventually become Speakeasy, our vision was to be anti-political correctness. We wanted a platform where writers could freely express their thoughts and explore ideas without being held back by social forces currently seeking to limit...

Blind Pigs, Blind Tigers, Blind Bears, Oh My!

With markets rising, administrations changing, and vaccines arriving, the world has taken a noticeable upturn in the past few months. Even a new variant of COVID – more contagious than the initial – hasn’t slowed down the exuberance of many. Amongst journalists, a new sentiment calling to mind an...

Podcast

Our weekly podcast features the latest stories, interviews, hangouts, catch-ups, and seshs from the Speakeasy universe. You can also follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube as we continue to grow the platform out. You can also follow our playlist on Spotify! Please stay tuned as we expand our...

Masthead

There are several ways you can reach us if you would like to communicate your approval or opprobrium. The former, we are always eagerly awaiting and it really doesn't matter who you send it to. Good vibes will always make their way to the right spot at Speakeasy. However,...

About

Speakeasy was founded in 2021 by a corporate stooge, an investment banker, a web designer, and a science-wiz grad student. To various extents, each one of us was seeking a medium to explore personal empowerment through self-reflection. We worked in fields of expedience – where our overriding life decisions were dictated by financial...

Philosophy

There’s a story of a boss wandering into the employee break room one morning. Amid the crowd of unsuspecting junior workers catching a breather, the boss suddenly throws out a philosophical question: Who is the most powerful person in the world? Someone says Mandela. Other visionaries come up, too. But the...