Winter 2018

Forum: MLK Now Opening Read more Brandon M. Terry Katha Pollitt Bonnie Honig Yael Tamir Sander Gilman Robert C. Post Bhikhu Parekh Elizabeth Frazer Saskia Sassen Homi K. Bhabha Joseph Raz Janet Halley Susan Moller Okin Essays Ed Pavlić Fifty years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, a devastated James Baldwin made a […]

Fall 2017

Editor’s Note Junot Díaz Junot Díaz introduces Global Dystopias. Read More Stories Order our Fall 2017 book today to read more. Fiction Sumudu Samarawickrama An aging AI researcher, alone with her robot companion, must make a difficult decision when the android begins to malfunction. Short Story Read More Charlie Jane Anders “The intake process begins […]

Summer 2017

Forum: Losing and Gaining Public Goods Opening Read more K. Sabeel Rahman Katha Pollitt Bonnie Honig Yael Tamir Sander Gilman Robert C. Post Bhikhu Parekh Elizabeth Frazer Saskia Sassen Homi K. Bhabha Joseph Raz Janet Halley Susan Moller Okin Essays Bonnie Honig Opting out, as Trump has done with the White House, is a neoliberal […]

Spring 2017

Brishen Rogers Each week, another magazine, book, or think tank sketches a dystopian near-future in which automation renders workers unnecessary. Is a basic income the solution? Read More David McDermott Hughes A rural town in Spain gives us a glimpse into the challenges we will face in a workless future. Read More Peter Kellman, Ed Bruno, […]

Winter 2017

Introduction Robin D. G. Kelley A critique that anticipated the political currents of contemporary America. Read More Forum: To Remake the World Opening Read more Walter Johnson Katha Pollitt Bonnie Honig Yael Tamir Sander Gilman Robert C. Post Bhikhu Parekh Elizabeth Frazer Saskia Sassen Homi K. Bhabha Joseph Raz Janet Halley Susan Moller Okin Essays […]

Chapbook

Chapbook is a Boston Review publication that reflects on and responds to our contemporary moment. The very first in the series, Poems for Political Disaster, emerged as a response to Donald Trump’s election.   “When freedom is in danger, when you are asked, in one faked way or another, a shabby admonition, to leave your own humanity which […]

July/August 2016

Kate Manne leads a forum on the logic of misogyny. Vivian Gornick, Christina Hoff Sommers, Tali Mendelberg, Doug Henwood, Imani Perry, Susan J. Brison, and Amber A’Lee Frost respond. Also in this issue: Michael Bronski, Natalie Diaz, John Ashbery, and more.

May/June 2016

Danielle Allen leads a forum on public education. Deborah Meier, Clint Smith, Michel DeGraff, and Rob Reich respond. Plus, writing by John Ashbery, Josie Graham, Alex de Wall, and more.

March/April 2016

Danielle Allen leads a forum on public education. Deborah Meier, Clint Smith, Michel DeGraff, and Rob Reich respond. Plus, writing by John Ashbery, Josie Graham, Alex de Wall, and more.

January/February 2016

In our first forum of 2016, Jedediah Purdy accepts that there is no longer a nature independent of human meddling—so how then, he asks, do we make that condition more democratic? Alisa Reznick reports on how clean water is being used as a weapon in Syria’s civil war, and David G. Victor questions whether university […]

November/December 2015

Paul Bloom leads a forum discussion on why we crave luxury goods. Martin O’Neill writes about what the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn means for the future of the Radical Left. Jenny Hendrix reviews Sven Birkerts’s new book on the perils of “smart” devices, and Nathan Robinson warns that bad forensic science is ruining criminal justice. […]

September/October 2015

Our 40th anniversary issue. Ira Katznelson leads a forum on the Anxieties of Democracy. Peter Godfrey-Smith reviews Charles Taylor and Hubert Dreyfus’s Retrieving Realism. Judith Levine profiles Ellen Willis. Mike Konczal shows how bureaucracy expands our liberties. Poems by Anne Carson, Jorie Graham, Charles Simic, and others. Forum  Anxieties of Democracy IRA KATZNELSON DEBATES LARRY KRAMER, HÉLÈNE […]

July/August 2015

Peter Singer leads the forum on the logic of effective altruism. Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Paul Brest, Larissa MacFarquhar, and others respond. Plus: Stephen Steinberg on the Moynihan Report at 50; Claude Fischer writes about the problem with David Brooks; Vivian Gornick reviews Susan Neiman’s Why Grow Up?; and essays on Mary Jo Bang and […]

May/June 2015

K. Sabeel Rahman leads a forum on regulating the growing power of Internet companies. Juliet Schor, Dean Baker, Mike Konczal, and others respond. Jess Row on American cynicism as a (white) lifestyle; Katie Peterson on Jorie Graham; Meghan O’Gieblyn reviews Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed; Dave Byrne on Lead Belly. Forum  Curbing the […]

March/April 2015

John Bowen leads a forum on France After Charlie Hebdo. Arthur Goldhammer, Joan Wallach Scott, Haroon Moghul, and others respond. Jessa Crispin writes on the incorporation of victimhood into women’s identities; Randall Kennedy warns against the legacy of black power revisionism; Claude Fischer on political correctness. Plus, new poems by Jorie Graham and Yusef Komunyakaa. […]

January/February 2015

Glenn Loury leads a forum on Ferguson, with responses from Doug Henwood, Danielle Allen, and others. Elsewhere in the issue: Steven Shapin on whether science makes you good, Samuel Moyn on the origins of liberalism, Amy Dean profiles Richard Trumka, and Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig on affirmative consent laws. Forum  Ferguson Won’t Change Anything. What Will? […]

November/December 2014

Paul Hockenos on a group of young anarchists in East Berlin. Plus: Henry Farrell on Ireland’s Cold War; Mike Konczal on public goods, profits, and state legitimacy; Vivian Gornick on the state of contemporary feminism; Stephen Phelan after Scotland’s Independence Referendum. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Zero Hour: The First Days of New […]

September/October 2014

Forum  Against Empathy  Paul Bloom — with responses from: LESLIE JAMISON, PETER SINGER, LEONARDO CHRISTOV-MOORE AND MARCO IACOBONI, JACK W. BERRY AND LYNN E. O’CONNOR, BARBARA H. FRIED, SIMON BARON-COHEN, MARIANNE LAFRANCE, ELIZABETH STOKER BRUENIG, NOMY ARPALY, SAM HARRIS, CHRISTINE MONTROSS, AND JESSE PRINZ. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Foundations State of the Nation: Marriage […]

July/August 2014

Forum  Build the Green Economy  Robert Pollin — with responses from: MADELINE JANIS, LESLIE DEWAN, GEORGE R. TYNAN AND DAVID G. VICTOR, MARA PRENTISS, SANYA CARLEY, REED HUNDT, AND SIMON CANEY. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Foundations State of the Nation: Who Cares About Climate Change? Stephen Ansolabehere and David M. Konisky Dispatch: People v. […]

May/June 2014

Forum  Saving Privacy Reed Hundt — with responses from: WITH RESPONSES FROM MARVIN AMMORI AND ADAM KERN, RICHARD M. STALLMAN, REBECCA MACKINNON, ARCHON FUNG, FRANK PASQUALE, JENNIFER GRANICK, BRUCE SCHNEIER, JEREMY K. KESSLER, AND EVGENY MOROZOV. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Foundations State of the Nation: Is Get-Out-the-Vote Bad for Democracy? Anthony Fowler […]

March/April 2014

Forum  How Finance Gutted Manufacturing  Suzanne Berger — with responses from: DEAN BAKER, JOEL ROGERS AND DAN LURIA, DAN BREZNITZ, SUSAN N. HOUSEMAN, MIKE ROSE, NICHOLA LOWE, J. PHILLIP THOMPSON, GARY HERRIGEL, CATHERINE TUMBER, AND DAVID WEIL. SUZANNE BERGER REPLIES. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Foundations State of the Nation: CEO Jackpot Sam Pizzigati […]

January/February 2014

Forum  What Killed Egyptian Democracy?  Mohammad Fadel — with responses from: ELLIS GOLDBERG, MICHELINE ISHAY, NATHAN J. BROWN, ANDREW F. MARCH, AKBAR GANJI, AND ANNE NORTON. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Foundations State of the Nation: Who’s Hot? John Sides and Michael Tesler Dispatch: Under the Cross in China Xiao-bo Yuan Made in […]

November/December 2013

Forum  Moral Wounds: The Ethics of Volunteer Military Service Jeff McMahan — with responses from: ASSAF SHARON, BRIAN IMIOLA, SHANNON E. FRENCH, SETH LAZAR, ADIL AHMAD HAQUE, LAWRENCE J. KORB, LIONEL K. MCPHERSON, CHARLES J. DUNLAP JR., KIMBERLEY BROWNLEE, AND MATT GALLAGHER. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Foundations State of the Nation: A […]

September/October 2013

Forum  The Truth About GMOs Pamela Ronald — with responses from: Marc Gunther, Greg Jaffe, Margaret Mellon, Rosamond Naylor, Robert Paarlberg, Nina Fedoroff, Tim Burrack, Jennie Schmidt, and Jack Heinemann. Editors’ Note Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen Foundations State of the Nation: Job Openings Paul Osterman and Andrew Weaver Under the Rock Haroon Moghul Made […]