A Political and Literary Forum
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
Two timely new books unmask the colossal shipping industry behind global trade, whose monstrous pursuit of profit has long wreaked havoc on laborers and the seas they sail through.
Two theories paint very different pictures of the sources of our democratic dysfunction. The debate won’t be settled by accusations of political convenience.
C. Thi Nguyen
A recording of our event on the causes and consequences of the deepening care crisis and the possibilities for establishing a new politics of care, boldly reimagined.
Why the left’s turn from higher education has coincided with a newfound conservative appreciation for it.
Noam Chomsky on his new book, the Capitol coup attempt, 2020 unrest, and the prospects for progress under Biden.
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.
Exploring work, democracy, and justice in the age of automation, Daron Acemoglu and other contributors sketch an urgent vision for redirecting the course of technological change for good. Preorder our Spring 2021 book now.
The Greens are on track to become Germany’s second strongest party. For many, this is proof that abandoning radicalism was the right choice, but a new novel offers valuable insights into why it should be recovered.
In his latest book, famed African political philosopher Mahmood Mamdani considers how to restore the full benefits of citizenship to permanent minorities in post-colonial societies.
As we confront rightwing extremism in our own time, the history of American fascist sympathy reveals a legacy worth reckoning with.
Justin H. Vassallo
The pandemic holds important political lessons for the climate crisis, but they must be taught.
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
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Joseph J. Fischel
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