Articles tagged with history

Sonali Chakravarti

Just as abolitionists fought the Fugitive Slave Act, those resisting the criminalization of reproductive health can employ jury nullification.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

The celebrated novelist treated the past seriously, depicting its psychological complexity and drawing out its present-day political implications.

Lisa Heinzerling

Through an assault on administrative agencies, the Supreme Court is systematically eroding the legal basis of effective governance.

Faisal Devji

Far from a metaphysical battle between fanaticism and tolerance, the Rushdie affair exemplifies the marketization of hurt sentiments.

Charisse Burden-Stelly Jodi Dean

Decades ago, Black communist women decided to organize, fight, and win.

Jack Parlett

Cruising extends the political value of the city as a space that brings us into contact with people who seem unlike us until we realize our shared desires.

Jonathan Kirshner

In his new book, the former Fed chair cuts through economic orthodoxy on central banking. But he fails to reckon deeply with its political consequences.

Jonna Perrillo

In her new book, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández makes the case for why U.S. history only makes sense when told as a binational story.

Portrait of historian Robin D.G. Kelley
Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley published his pathbreaking history of the Black radical imagination in 2002. Where are we two decades later?

Marissa Grunes

Inspired by the rediscovery of Shackleton’s HMS Endurance, we revisit two centuries of lessons in leadership from getting trapped in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea.