Welcome to Our New Editor

In the past month I’ve been involved in some important changes to the management of our organisation Quadrant Magazine Ltd. After fifteen years in the job I’ve decided to retire as editor of the magazine. In my place, the Quadrant board has appointed Rebecca Weisser to the position, a decision I wholeheartedly support. She will take over from our March 2024 edition, which means that this January-February edition is my last.

Many of our readers will know Rebecca (right) well from her previous career in journalism and publishing. From 2007 to 2015 she was a senior editor at the Australian, responsible for the much-read Commentary page and Cut & Paste. Since 2015, she has been a regular contributor and guest editor at Spectator Australia and an occasional contributor to Quadrant. She has also worked at the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, the Centre for Independent Studies, the Australian Catholic University, and she even served for a decade as an Australian diplomat. She has a First-Class Honours degree in Arts from Australian National University and is married to that other great Australian journalist Nick Cater.

I will still remain part of the Quadrant team and will be working as editor of Quadrant Books, now an important part of our structure. Several of our recent books on Australian history have been best-sellers and we hope to continue our success in this field. The position will give me the opportunity to finish some works of history that I have long had on my own plate, as well as appraising works from other authors who want to join the ranks of our existing team. So even though I’m retiring as editor, retirement itself is the last thing on my mind.

Thank you to all our subscribers, readers and others who have supported us all this time. Quadrant is in fine shape to continue doing what it does well and I’m sure our new editor will only enhance our performance.

— Keith Windschuttle

26 thoughts on “Welcome to Our New Editor

  • Botswana O'Hooligan says:

    Good fortune Sir.

  • wdr says:

    Good luck, Keith.

  • March says:

    Thanks for all your hard work and dedication Keith!

  • Dallas Beaufort says:

    Congratulations Rebecca Weisser

  • geoff_brown1 says:

    Does this mean another volume in “The Fabrication of Aboriginal History” series?

  • Rebekah Meredith says:

    January 1, 2023
    Thank you for your many years of working for Australia, both at Quadrant and beyond. May God bless you as you continue to fight for our country.

  • Stephen Ireland says:

    Thanks, Keith, for guiding the content of Quadrant for all these years and also your personal help to me.

  • mgldunn says:

    Thank you for all you have done. Most recently Quadrant did an invaluable job in the defeat of the Voice, for which your own research and articles, recently and in past years, proved a great resource in talking about the Voice with friends and acquaintances. Good luck with Quadrant books.

  • Feiko Bouman says:

    Thanks for your excellent contribution over many years Keith.
    Especially your clarity and rational, realistic erudite analysis of the aboriginal history in Australia.
    Looking forward to further insightful articles in future Quadrant magazine/online publications.

  • Doubting Thomas says:

    Well done, Mr Windschuttle. All the best for the future.

  • rosross says:

    Congratulations on a worthy tenure. Best wishes for the future. Let us hope Quadrant can strive for balance and integrity on all issues. If it does I may resubscribe.

    • Feiko Bouman says:

      I still have my subscription to Quadrant. However I concur with the sentiment expressed.

    • Guido Fookes says:

      Your subscription is dependent on some version of balance and integrity? I bet Keith and Quadrant are hanging on tenterhooks…

    • David Isaac says:

      Dr Windschuttle. Thank you for the good work you have done in tempering the madness of the last three decades.
      I think you can rest assured that the neo-conservative editorial line of Quadrant will be continued. There are certain paths which readers’ thoughts will continue to be discouraged from following. However to give QoL its due, the commenting here is extremely free, in allowing contrary views banned elsewhere, and generally courteous. We should certainly hope that this may continue.

      • David Isaac says:

        To accuse me of prattling is ludicrous and your fixation with people and events in Europe eighty years ago is tiresome, albeit wholly expected, since it seems to be a crucial component of a large proportion of articles and comments published here and elsewhere in the ‘extreme right wing’/ neo-conservative press.

      • David Isaac says:

        Having said that, wouldn’t you know, but @Sindri’s somewhat snarky comment and my reply to him have been deleted.

        • David Isaac says:

          It wasn’t your characteristically hyperbolic and inaccurate comment which aroused the censors, but I suspect they removed it because the exchange reflected poorly on you.
          With this more considered attempt you are again misrepresenting what I have written in order to make me out to be a dolt. I appreciate free speech and I believe it to be essential to the survival of European man and his civilization but I have never insisted upon it here, only pointed out its absence across more and more of the West, particularly in relation to certain powerful groups and narratives.

  • padraic says:

    Thanks Keith for making Quadrant a bulwark against “wokeness” and fostering pride in our culture. I enjoyed reading all your books, and wish you all the best in your new endeavour. Best regards.

  • Sindri says:

    Thank you Keith, for keeping the magazine true to its founding principles.

  • lbloveday says:

    “I will still remain part of the Quadrant team and will be working as editor of Quadrant Books”.
    Good to hear, keep working until you can’t!

  • John Foley says:

    Thank you Keith and best wishes Rebecca.

  • norsaint says:

    Well done Keith and in particular for coming to the aid of an outrageously framed George Pell.

  • ChrisPer says:

    Well done Keith; thanks for all the great work.
    I just re-subscribed to encourage more.
    Rebecca, all the best in getting the best work out there!

  • Kate Stuart says:

    Well! I am logged in for the first time rather than thinking about renewing a subscription! I have found Quadrant online and Quadrant books to be such great resources for information that I knew to be well researched, honest and trustworthy. The dishonest propaganda machine of the university historians and activists are enough to unhinge one! It seems that we have been sleepwalking for decades and now we have a country that is being terribly riven by division on many fronts. The long march of Marxism.

  • Tony Martyr says:

    All the best for the revised role, Keith. Here’s hoping Rebecca can keep up the good work – I feel that there is a high degree of mental fortitude and moral courage required to persist in the face of “the Borg” that is what passes for public intellectual life in Australia. Don’t give up!

  • Amy Brooke says:

    Thank you, Keith, for all your magnificent work over the years, especially your vital research in relation to the fabrications concerning the “stolen generation”. It was a great pleasure to us to have you over to the Summer Sounds Symposium as a guest speaker those years back..

    Every blessing.


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