A Political and Literary Forum
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
The party’s fifty-year strategy has reached an electoral dead end.
The Frankfurt School on the appeal of authoritarianism—and how to counteract it.
Charles H. Clavey
A new book tells the history of how U.S. political elites sold the United Nations to the public as a route to global peace, while all along wanting it as a cover for militarization.
A new history charts the global legacy of Fordist mass production, tracing its appeal to political formations on both the left and the right.
Justin H. Vassallo
Donald Trump's winning strategy.
Reed Hundt, Joshua Cohen
Rejecting market fundamentalism, Rethinking Political Economy will provide space for advancing alternatives—in theory, politics, and policy—to the neoliberalism of the last forty years.
Only a few decades old, the corporate autocracy the former president unleashed on the United States is not natural law. It had to be created, and it can also be undone.
Carbon pricing has dominated conversations around climate policy for decades, but it is ineffective. Only a bold approach that centers politics can meet the problem at its scale.
Matto Mildenberger, Leah C. Stokes
U.S. democracy and the U.S. postal service share a long, entangled history. An attack against one signals an attack against the other.
Without pressure from social movements, they won’t produce meaningful and deeply needed reform.
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is only the latest twist in the convoluted legal history of women’s reproductive rights. The future looks no less partisan.
Judith Butler’s ‘The Force of Nonviolence’ advocates for pacifism but neglects much of the tradition’s philosophy and feminist theory. Is it possible to merge Butler’s insights with a serious concern for how nonviolent politics can be effective?
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