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Simon Waxman

Simon Waxman, a former managing editor of Boston Review, has written for the Washington Post, the BafflerLos Angeles Review of Books, the Boston GlobeDemocracy Journal, and other outlets.

Articles

Putin's war in Ukraine breaks the rules, but powerful states always do. Far from dying, a just global order remains to be built.
Simon Waxman

Mourning the elderly lost to COVID-19.

Simon Waxman

A Massachusetts high court ruling acknowledges that black men aren’t wrong for wanting to run from police.

Simon Waxman

Trump may have just been running off at the mouth, but policy experts agree he’s not entirely wrong about our dysfunctional relationship with NATO.

Simon Waxman

Donald Trump’s backers force the United States to confront its long-submerged id.

Simon Waxman
In Ferguson, white violence, exclusively, is justified.
Simon Waxman
The author of Walden was not an enemy of civic life.
Simon Waxman
Genetically engineered foods are safe, but there are still good reasons to label them.
Simon Waxman
The new HUD desegregation rule is a democratic reform, not a utopian one.
Simon Waxman
Opponents often associate racism with ignorance. But intelligent people promote oppression through colorblindness.
Simon Waxman
One of the many disturbing dimensions of Freddie Gray’s death after riding in a Baltimore Police van is how little the public knows about the circumstances.
Simon Waxman

Ever since the Indiana legislature passed its version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, lawmakers there have been on the defensive.

Simon Waxman

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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