A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
The Krugs and Dolezals dominate the headlines, but they are distractions from the fraud that imperils us all: believing oneself to be white.
Much maligned as a mere tactician of power, Machiavelli was in fact a philosopher of the people. His critique of oligarchic domination remains essential today.
Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.
A new book suggests that modern readers can still follow the path of reason that Spinoza traced to true well-being, but they might not want to.
Many reject privatization for its distributional consequences. The deeper problem is that it threatens the very foundation of political legitimacy.
Unlike gender inequality, racial inequality primarily accumulates across generations. Transracial identification undermines collective reckoning with that injustice.
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
In this new series, philosophers reflect on the meaning of racial fraud, exploring its stakes—ethical and political, social and historical—and what it tells about the legacy and lived experience of racial injustice.
Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers was a mutually demanding collaboration.
The Frankfurt School on the appeal of authoritarianism—and how to counteract it.
Charles H. Clavey
An interview with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the future of environmental politics.
Noam Chomsky, Robert Pollin, C. J. Polychroniou
Pestilence and plague have often prompted waves of apocalyptic thinking, calling into question the steady march of progress in human history.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
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