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Tag: Books & Ideas

Samuel Moyn

Lionel Trilling crystallizes the cynical Cold War liberalism that sacrificed idealism for self-restraint.

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Throughout the twentieth century, bipartisan consensus was that black youth were latent criminals in need of abundant policing.

Jordan Michael Smith

The idea that Putin is driven by the philosophy of Eurasianism obscures the pragmatism of Russia's foreign policy. 

Matthew Karp

The 1850s were a turning point for globalization, from telegraphs to colonization.

Gregory Jones-Katz

Lampooned as a dangerous import from Paris, deconstruction is in fact a distinctively American phenomenon.

Hugh Ryan

Many see gayness as inseparable from city life. But many LGBT Americans—particularly queer black folks—live in rural places. Their invisibility to the gay rights movement is a problem.

Rafia Zakaria

A new series explores how reading works by global women of color is generative.

Jo Guldi

Brexit is an episode in the long contest between rulers and the working class.

Judith Levine

When your father is trans, memoir is both personal and political.

Aaron Bady

Yuri Herrera's first two novels explore Mexican border identity. 

Assaf Sharon, Avishai Margalit

Liberal democracy requires that we banish religion from politics.

Erik Loomis

States are stealing from orphans to pad their budgets. And it's legal.

Robin D. G. Kelley

The ideas in the movement’s new manifesto would enrich our practice of democracy.

Anne Fausto-Sterling

Many young children become obsessed with gender. How do we know which are trans?

Matthew Buckley

The resolution of a tantalizing hint of new physics discovered last year.

Michael Bronski
Radical gay liberation laid the ground for the moderate legal gains of gay rights.
Colin Dayan

On the cruelties the South doles out to animals, children, and black folks.

Matthew Buckley

The Higgs boson was just the beginning of what CERN might find.

Matthew Buckley

The history of false alarms leading up to the final discovery.

Elizabeth Anderson

How did we come to view social insurance as socialist?

John McMahon

Government incentives may make us less moral, not more.

Mike Konczal

Local government can't fix our problems. Only big government can.

John Crowley

Paul Park’s fantasy troubles the line between fiction and reality.

Matthew Buckley

An inside look at the most powerful particle accelerator in the world.

Henry Ace Knight

After fourteen years, Mohamedou Ould Slahi may finally have a chance at freedom.

Becky Elias, Daniel E. Ho

Should we apply peer review to government?

Matthew Buckley

The quantum puzzle of mass.

Richard Kreitner

It is almost impossible to grasp how much Thomas Jefferson believed in progress.

Martin O’Neill

Egalitarianism requires not just redistribution but equal social standing.

Diego Gambetta

Critics take for granted that Primo Levi killed himself. But doubts remain.

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Democratic forces persist amid brutal regime violence and sectarian conflict.

Samuel Moyn

In the age of human rights, the language of duties has withered.

Matthew Buckley

Exploring particle physics. (Third in a series on experiments at CERN.)

Jessa Crispin

The family is changing. Will the social contract catch up?

Holly Case

Prominent Hungarian intellectuals have taken surprising anti-immigrant stances.

Ronald Aronson

Among the casualties of neoliberalism is the very possibility of solidarity.

Elizabeth Hand

Comic books can document the horrors of war better than photos.

Matthew Buckley

Second in our series on new experiments at CERN.

Christopher F. Karpowitz, Tali Mendelberg

Getting women to participate in group decision-making takes more than superficial equality.

Ed Pavlić

In America, life at the edge of racial belonging is not so black and white.

Jacqui Shine

Before there was New Journalism, there was Lillian Ross.

Joy James

A nineteenth-century memoir sheds light on the origins of the modern prison.

Matthew Buckley

Are we on the verge of unsettling our most basic theory of the physical world?

Peter James Hudson

Recent histories of slavery and capitalism ignore radical black scholarship.

Jonathan Kirshner

Niall Ferguson’s protestations aside, Henry Kissinger was the quintessential foreign policy realist.

Sarah Hill

A tribute to one of the century’s great anthropologists and teachers.

Kenneth W. Mack

Crusading for black rights, women's equality, and gender non-conformity.

Nathan J. Robinson, Michael Nirenberg, Wesley Vernon

Forensic scientists respond to allegations that their work harms the criminal justice system.

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