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Tag: Interview

How should LGBT activism think about state power?

Hugh Ryan, Samuel Clowes Huneke

An interview with S’bu Zikode, leader of the shack dwellers’ movement, thirty years after apartheid’s end.

Richard Pithouse, S’bu Zikode

Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix discuss their new book, Solidarity: The Past, Present, And Future of a World-Changing Idea

Leah Hunt-Hendrix, Astra Taylor, Aziz Rana

Two prominent litigators discuss decades of progress, the backlash today, and the road ahead.

Shannon Price Minter, Jennifer L. Levi, Paisley Currah

An interview with poet Fady Joudah about writing his latest collection, [...], amid war in Gaza.

Fady Joudah

Jefferson Cowie speaks with Aziz Rana about whether the language of freedom can be taken back from its "sordid history" in the U.S. context.

Jefferson Cowie, Aziz Rana

Becca Rothfeld speaks with Samuel Moyn about his book Liberalism Against Itself and why liberalism is in crisis.

Becca Rothfeld, Samuel Moyn

Lewis Gordon and Nathalie Etoke discuss the space for freedom opened up by Black existentialist thought.

Lewis Gordon, Nathalie Etoke

Janice Fine explains how “co-enforcement”—a bold new model for upholding labor law—is linking the state to social movements.

Paul Engler, Mark Engler, Janice Fine

Jeanne Theoharis speaks with Lerone A. Martin on the white Christian legacy of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI.

Lerone A. Martin, Jeanne Theoharis

Jeanne Theoharis speaks with Margaret Burnham on her work in reconstructing Jim Crow terror, within and outside the law.

Margaret A. Burnham, Jeanne Theoharis

N'Kosi Oates speaks with J.T. Roane about Philadelphia's spatial politics and resistance to racial containment.

J.T. Roane, N’Kosi Oates

Amna Akbar talks with Bernard Harcourt about his new book—and how we can build on existing forms of cooperation to transform society.

Anthony Morgan, Amna A. Akbar, Bernard E. Harcourt

Martha Nussbaum on her new book—and why a full development of our humanity requires developing our capacities to care for animals.

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Martha C. Nussbaum

Despite debates about scientific certainty, we do not need 100 percent consensus on a scientific claim to accept it as true. 

Jana Bacevic, Peter Vickers

Robin D. G. Kelley on the midterm elections.

Deborah Chasman, Robin D. G. Kelley

Trans-inclusive policies are essential, but efforts to establish them must not lose sight of the structural oppressions that trans people face. 

Robin Dembroff, Paisley Currah

Where is the line between professional philosophy and self-help? And how did we end up with this stark divide?

Kieran Setiya, Anil Gomes

Noam Chomsky on lies, crimes, and savage capitalism.

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky

Feminist philosophers Kate Soper and Lynne Segal discuss the unsustainable obsession with economic growth and consider what it might look like if we all worked less.

Anthony Morgan, Kate Soper, Lynne Segal

Boston Review speaks with Rachel Rebouché on the post-Dobbs legal landscape.

Rachel Rebouché

The strategy of “leaderless resistance” has allowed white power activists to disguise the extent of their organizing.

David Hogg, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Kathleen Belew

Younger voices are using technology to respond to the needs of marginalized communities and nurture Black healing and liberation.

Kenia Hale, Payton Croskey, Nate File

David Hogg and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discuss replacement theory, the gunman’s manifesto, and how we organize against violent white supremacy.

David Hogg, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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