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The crypto exchange’s spectacular failure is the product of a bankrupt corporate culture.

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If the Supreme Court deems it unconstitutional, how else might we challenge entrenched inequalities?

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Can more parties fix American democracy?—and other questions about our electoral system as the midterms approach.

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We can put an end to unjust debts by embracing public goods.

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As Roe is struck down by the Supreme Court, we bring together recent and archival essays to assess what is at stake—and how we might move from reproductive rights to reproductive justice.

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A Juneteenth reading list on racial capitalism, resistance, and remaking the world.

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“It is a commonplace to say that slavery ‘dehumanized’ enslaved people, but to do so is misleading, harmful, and worth resisting.”

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Contrary to Israeli claims of self-defense in response to acts of terrorism, the current crisis reflects decades of brutal Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank.

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A recording of our digital reading of poetry, fiction, and essays from our annual literary anthology, with ASL interpreting.

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A recording of our discussion about the recovery of one of Wainaina’s lost stories and his continued importance to the African literary landscape.

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Assata Shakur — “Women in Prison: How It Is With Us”

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Fred Hampton — “Power Anywhere There’s People”

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Jack O’Dell — “The July Rebellions and the ‘Military State’”

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Jesse Gray — “The Black Revolution: A Struggle for Political Power”

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Claudia Jones — “An End of the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!”

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Our members-only podcast is now available to all! A reading series of radical essays and speeches, season one highlights six short texts related to Black liberation struggles in the U.S., from Claudia Jones to the Combahee River Collective.

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Rejecting market fundamentalism, Rethinking Political Economy will provide space for advancing alternatives—in theory, politics, and policy—to the neoliberalism of the last forty years.

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Enter for your chance to win $1,000 and publication in Boston Review. Plus, entry is free to all those outside of the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe.

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Our editors’ picks from the past decade: Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Robin Kelley, and more. Plus, find out which was voted as our readers’ favorite.

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With democracy now subject to sharp challenges, we are rededicating ourselves to it with a project that aims to pave the way for policymakers and citizens to rethink conventional options.

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A radical revisioning of our creative writing programs.

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Racist Logic—Spring 2019 | Boston Review

The spring issue tackles how racist thinking can be found in surprising—and often overlooked—places. From the origins of the opioid epidemic to the global surrogacy industry, contributors not only explore the institutional structures that profit from black suffering, but also point the way to racial justice. PREORDER TODAY.

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Watch Martha C. Nussbaum discuss her latest book and where to go next in our moment of political crisis.

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Congratulations to Kim Parko!

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These poems are urgent calls for rethinking our place on an imperiled planet.

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After reports concerning Junot Díaz, Boston Review’s fiction editor, came to light last month, we dug deeply into the accounts and reached out to women writers of color in the literary community.

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Congratulations to Herselman Hattingh

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Arab American poetry and the work of liberation.

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In partnership with the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, we proudly present the Discovery / Boston Review 2018 Poetry Contest winners.

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New poetry from Traci Brimhall, Camille T. Dungy, Jennifer Moxley, Laura Sims, and Michael Snediker.

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A poem a day, everyday, in honor of National Poetry Month.

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The poets on this list offer not answers or remedies but instants, instantiations of the power of the lived word as it unfolds for readers in real time.

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Our top 25 most-loved stories from the year of Trump.

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From Trump to global populism, political upheaval has dominated our lives this year. Here are our top ten political stories from 2017.

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From #MeToo to Milo Yiannopoulos, this has been the year of gender trouble.

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From the GOP tax bill to the resurgence of neoliberal economics, there are plenty of reminders that we are living in one of the most unequal times in modern history.

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In 2017, racism and xenophobia have played major roles in U.S. politics. As the year draws to a close, we present our top stories about race, immigration, and the dangerous ideology of white nationalism, from myths about Appalachia to racial capitalism to regimes of deportation.

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Ten critical stories from 2017 that explore our present aesthetic moment: from the rise and fall of Milo Yiannopoulos to Instagram and the personal essay to The Handmaid's Tale and Drake.

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New poetry from Andre Bradley, Barbara Claire Freeman, Maureen N. McLane, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, and Amy King.

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If we have reached peak dystopia, then Global Dystopias might just be the handbook we need.

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Congratulations to Mia Kang, Amy Woolard, and Benjamin Garcia.

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Announcing the winner of the 2017 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest, Gina Balibrera.

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New poetry from Chen Chen, Jennifer Kronovet, Jennifer Scappettone, Alli Warren, and Andrew Wessels.

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In partnership with the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, we proudly present the Discovery / Boston Review 2017 Poetry Contest winners.

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Bernie Sanders sat down with us to talk about the future of progressive politics. This is what he said.

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A poem a day, everyday, in honor of National Poetry Month.

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New poetry from Molly Bendall, Dana Levin, Simone White, Anna Moschovakis, and Elaine Equi.

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Racism, populism, and xenophobia have had the last word at the ballot box.

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Our top stories from the year.

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Poetry is a counterattack.

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Can shopping ever be an ethical practice?

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New poetry from Aracelis Girmay, Magdalena Zurawki, Liu Xia, John Wilkinson, and Ruth Madievsky.

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Donald Trump’s victory raises the question—how did we get here?

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A primer for nasty women.

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New poetry from Kristen Case, Tyehimba Jess, Khadijah Queen, and Timothy Yu.

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Congratulations to Cori A. Winrock, winner of this year's contest!

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New books to savor in the summer sun.

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Announcing 2016 Aura Estrada Short Story Contest winner, Mikayla Ávila Vilá.

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Poems to savor beneath flowering trees.

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A poem a day, every day in April, in honor of National Poetry Month.

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New books from Juan Felipe Herrera, Caroline Knox, Susie Timmons, and more.

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Poet-teachers discuss teaching poetry

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New poetry from Simone Muench, Cecily Parks, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Rick Barot, and Deborah Landau

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Nearly thirty years later, the circumstances of Primo Levi’s death continue to provoke debate.

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Selected by judge Ruth Ozeki.

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In her new essay, F. M. Kamm carefully considers problems of proportionality and justice posed by the carnage in Gaza.

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Revisit these pieces from the BR archive on the region’s prospects for peace.

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Essential reading from our recent archives.

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It's simple: every day in April, we're publishing a poem.

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On December 2, 2013, the Center for Middle East Studies at University of Denver co-hosted a debate on Syria with Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. 

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Chelsea Jennings, Brandon Kreitler, Tanya Olson, and Camille Rankine.

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Contemporary gun violence is not so much terrorism as tradition. It is deeply intertwined with the white supremacist foundations of the United States.

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Jynne Dilling Martin, Jeffrey Schultz, Bridget Lowe, Annabelle Yeeseul Yoo.

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Opinion essays by Stanford University professors exploring key issues raised by Occupy.

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What can we do to prevent a nuclear catastrophe?

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