A Political and Literary Forum
A decade ago, Harvard surgeon Atul Gawande helped popularize the idea that health care spending is high because we use too much medicine. He was wrong: it’s the prices, and who pays them.
As Germans learned after World War II, combatting fascist language is harder than just deleting offending terms. Can we find a creative solution that serves today’s needs?
Democracies rely on the free exchange of ideas and information, but that freedom can also be weaponized to erode democratic debate. How can democratic societies protect—and protect themselves from—the free flow of digital information?
Henry Farrell, Bruce Schneier
With democracy now subject to sharp challenges, we are rededicating ourselves to it with a project that aims to pave the way for policymakers and citizens to rethink conventional options.
In their new book, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, and Henry Paulson describe fighting the fire of the 2008 financial crisis. But while they did rebuild the burnt towers of Wall Street, they left Main Street to dig out from the rubble.
Jackson has a long history of black resistance—a seeming contradiction in a state better known for its stubborn poverty, violent Confederate fan boys, and deeply entrenched black oppression.
A new insider account reveals how the Obama administration’s botched bailout deal not only reinforced neoliberal Clintonism, but also foreshadowed an ongoing failure to fulfill campaign promises.
Hannah Arendt’s unfinished book on Marx offers a timely philosophical dialogue for our era of economic precarity.
Reputational currency, like China's Social Credit Score, rebrands repression as rational nudging. And these algorithmic governance models are spreading.
Two Jewish activists discuss the place of anti-Semitism in contemporary movements for social justice.
Donna Nevel, Mark Tseng-Putterman
What does it mean to live in a world in which history has rusted under the monstrous weight of the permanent now?
The resurgence of anti-Semitism today is not a quirk of Donald Trump. As a new book shows, it has deep roots in powerful institutions.
For a two-state solution to succeed, Israeli Jews must first forswear their righteous narrative of moral superiority.
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