A Political and Literary Forum
The reissue of Vivian Gornick’s The Romance of American Communism invites a new generation to reflect on what it means to live a life of political commitment.
Reform efforts will fail. Only a power shift to communities can improve public safety.
These protests are too widespread to go away. There will be no peace without justice on multiple fronts.
Scholars for Social Justice
Allies can be powerful aides to social justice movements—but it is their responsibility to make sure they don’t become a distraction from the cause.
The story of how black people confront systems of racial capitalism and plot world liberation. A reading list from Robin D. G. Kelley.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Neoliberalism rests on the myth that “good” families can provide for their own without public support. COVID-19 may finally change all that.
The COVID-19 crisis creates a conflict not between individual rights and the community, but rather between individual rights themselves—including, above all, the right to health.
The rage on display in Minneapolis is not only about police violence. It is also about the country’s utter disregard for the pain of black Americans.
Contrary to the boosterism of billionaires, the need for space colonization must be argued for, not assumed. And the arguments aren’t good.
Rumors of the imminent death of capitalism have often been greatly exaggerated. But that doesn’t mean we must give up on making things better.
On the hundreth anniversary of suffrage, it’s time for gender equity in political office.
Jennifer M. Piscopo, Shauna L. Shames
The pandemic risks turning immigration detention into a death sentence for many, yet the Trump administration has rejected calls for mass humanitarian release, and continues to deport infectious detainees to Latin America.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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