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Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is an American poet, essayist, and playwright. Her book Citizen: An American Lyric won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the T. S. Eliot Prize.

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Cornel West makes the point that hope is different from American optimism. After the initial presidential election results come in, I stop watching the news.
Claudia Rankine
Poetry
Claudia Rankine

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson lead a forum on the transformation of the Democratic Party.

Plus essays on Zionism and geopolitics after October 7; poetry by Fady Joudah; and more.

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Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson lead a forum on the transformation of the Democratic Party—with responses from Ro Khanna, Lily Geismer, Dorian Warren, Heather Gautney, and others. 

Plus essays on Zionism and colonialism, Walter Rodney’s legacy, and geopolitics after October 7; poetry by Fady Joudah; and more.

Preorder now or become a member at any level to get it as your first issue.