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Tag: Politics

Daniel Martinez HoSang, Mie Inouye

Mie Inouye and Daniel Martinez HoSang discuss the challenges of organizing in a society that tears groups apart.

Will Holub-Moorman

A liberal economist and a family abolitionist agree: our economic system makes human flourishing depend on social units it can't sustain.

Samuel Moyn

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

Salim Vally, Enver Motala

The late South African intellectual and activist—imprisoned on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela—fought for a world without race and class. His writings remain essential.

Hugh Ryan

Our ideas about sexuality and gender have changed before, and now they’re changing again.

David Waldstreicher

What happens when radical historians write for the public.

Joel Whitney

Fifty years ago, the American Indian Movement occupied the site of a historic massacre. They won real gains in the face of brutal counterinsurgency tactics.

Jonathan Levy

Why did Chicago become the headquarters of free market fundamentalism? Adam Smith offers a clue.

Daniel Williams

In Foolproof, psychologist Sander van der Linden compares misinformation to viral infection—and claims to have a vaccine. 

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

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

Christine Sypnowich

Being serious about equality means aiming to ensure we all live equally flourishing lives—not merely that we have the chance to do so.

Jonathan S. Gould, Jacob S. Abolafia

The courts have become a flashpoint in the United States and Israel—but for very different reasons.

Timothy Weaver

Tax breaks for investors don’t help poor communities.

Will Holub-Moorman

Family policing is deeply unjust. The nuclear family is too.

Simona Foltyn

How the militarization of politics continues to destabilize Iraq decades after the U.S.-led invasion.

Pranab Bardhan

Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf says "it's the economy, stupid." The truth is more complicated.

Alex Raskolnikov

For years the left has rallied around taxing the 1 percent, but this group is too narrow.

Jeremy Pressman

They might, given growing disaffection with Israel among young American Jews.

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

Contemporary life has been deeply molded by financialization. But the speculative imagination can also be a tool for building a more just world.

James G. Chappel

The tone of exhausted pragmatism—even among friends of the program—is counterproductive. It is beyond time to fight fire with fire.

Ira Katznelson

Revisiting When Affirmative Action Was White, nearly two decades on.

Christopher Newfield

Institutional reform is no match for pervasive structural inequality.

Omar Dajani, Aslı U. Bâli

In Palestine and Kurdistan, promising experiments in self-determination draw on the region’s pluralist history.

Noura Erakat

Palestinian women and feminist organizations are reimagining what liberation can look like beyond national independence.

David Waldstreicher

Historian Gerald Horne has developed a grand theory of U.S. history as a series of devastating backlashes to progress—right down to the present day.

Deborah Chasman, Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley on the midterm elections.

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