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The U.S. federal system is flawed as it currently operates, but it is not destined to be unjust.
Its central characteristic is hostility to universal citizenship.
A new biography reveals Habermas's commitment to a democratic ideal.
Why the left needs melancholy.
They may seem the cornerstone of democracy, but in reality they do little to promote it. There's a far better way to empower ordinary citizens: democracy by lottery.
In the age of Trump, some progressives have embraced the division of power between state and federal government as a boon to democracy. We should be skeptical.
When we think, write, and act alongside movements, we help disrupt the everyday violence of law and imagine more radical transformation.
Robin D. G. Kelley on the midterm elections.
The tradition allows private and public life to meet, maintaining a baseline solidarity in civic life.
From street demonstrations to song, dance, film, and poetry, women are advancing a long legacy of struggle against authoritarianism in Iran.
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