Dear Reader,

The open, robust exchange of ideas is fundamental to a well-functioning democracy. Yet, in our current moment, constructive, thoughtful voices are especially hard to hear.

For over forty years, Boston Review has been dedicated to amplifying those voices and to cultivating a public space (online and in print) for addressing tough questions about race, inequality, and the prospects of democratic politics. In 2018 so far, our editors have curated more than 150 articles from award-winning writers, great scholars, and up-and-coming voices. Among our most-widely read pieces this year, we have had:

I’ve been reading BR for a few years now. It’s quickly become one of my favorite magazines for its  contributors and breadth of ideas—which you rarely find published and disseminated for free.
Doruk O. (Donor, 2018)

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Boston Review


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