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What we have achieved this year—and our plans for 2023.
An anti-imperialism reading list for July 4th.
—and what it still has to offer. A reading list on equality, Rawls, and the struggle for a more just world.
“Forget the dream, he called for a revolution.” An MLK Day reading list on how his radicalism was erased.
From critical race theory to COVID-19 vaccines, here’s what you loved the most.
A collection of our best essays on the distinguished political theorist, racial capitalism, and the Black radical tradition.
We also need to abolish prisons—as well as put an end to counterterrorism. An abolitionist reading list.
Our best essays on food and eating from the past forty-six years! From a food anthropologist’s early love affair with Chinese cuisine to the farmers’ protests in India, the pieces in this list consider food from political, cultural, and economic perspectives.
Your beach reads sorted. Fourteen books we loved—and one to avoid at all costs.
Assata Shakur — “Women in Prison: How It Is With Us”
The Combahee River Collective Statement
Fred Hampton — “Power Anywhere There’s People”
Jack O’Dell — “The July Rebellions and the ‘Military State’”
Jesse Gray — “The Black Revolution: A Struggle for Political Power”
Claudia Jones — “An End of the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!”
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.
It’s what our country was founded on—and it will take more than Trump leaving the White House to dismantle it.
To ring in 2021, here are Boston Review’s top 21 essays of the year.
BR writers on how we can fix it.
An alternative father’s day reading list.
—and those who wish they could be mothers. A reading list for Mother’s Day.
Philosophers, historians, and political scientists contribute to a reading list on nonviolence.
There’s more that’s wrong with our medical system…
From Walt Whitman to Arundhati Roy, here are the essays that were read the most over the past twelve months.
From PTSD to dissenting.
A bumper crop of brilliant essays on why populism isn’t “anti-elite”, Trump isn’t a populist, and more.
Our best writing from our archives on why torture is not the same thing as interrogation.
A reading list for our time of climate crisis.
A reading list on the privatization of public space.
Twenty percent of them are Boston Review contributors!
The doomsday clock is inching towards midnight. A reading list for a time of new nuclear threats.
A gay liberation reading list.
Happy birthday, Habermas!
“Organizing is the strategy on which the success of all others depend. Yet it is the strategy that most progressives talk about the least.”
—and why consent isn’t the same thing as good sex. An International Whores Day reading list.
A Racial Capitalism Reading List
Poets, philosophers, and playwrights.
A reading list.
Our problem is that we keep producing killers.
It’s not just celebrity moms — middle-class families are guilty too.
Women (and nonbinary folks) who write — a reading list.
Lars von Trier. Stanley Kubrick. Michael Haneke.
Those who have changed America—and those you might not have heard of.
Part two of our Black History Month reading series.
Part one of our Black History Month reading series.
No dead guys with beards in this reading list, we promise.
Suffering in Haiti is a manmade, not a natural, disaster.
What we get wrong about the region.
A countdown of the top ten.
Take a second look at some pieces that might have passed you by in 2018.
A reading list on surveillance, security, and citizenship-for-sale.
The “father of modern linguistics” turns 90!
Our best writers take on the retail giant.
Susan Sontag. Margaret Atwood. Errol Morris. David Runciman. China Miéville.
Man Booker nominees and more got their start at Boston Review.
Surveying incarceration: from Attica to Appalachia and prison profiteering to “poverty penalties.”