A Political and Literary Forum
A collection of our best essays on the distinguished political theorist, racial capitalism, and the Black radical tradition.
The penalties of gender and sexual violence are not equally distributed, but psyche violence is genderless.
Attempts to cast Said as the consummate New York intellectual miss the point that his milieu was one of global, and specifically Palestinian, anticolonial struggle.
Studying the social world requires more than deference to data. In some cases, it may even require that we reject findings—no matter the prestige or sophistication of the technical apparatus on which they are built.
Its authority derives not from unbiased experts but from the institutions and norms that structure their work.
Gregory E. Kaebnick
Two rival theories paint very different pictures of the sources of our democratic dysfunction. The debate won’t be settled by accusations of political convenience.
C. Thi Nguyen
The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.
Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.
Michael D. Gordin
At a time of anxiety about fake news and conspiracy theories, philosophy can help illuminate how we come to believe what we think we know.
Michael Patrick Lynch
Happy birthday, John Rawls! We celebrate the political philosopher’s centenary, as well as the 50th anniversary of the publication of “A Theory of Justice.”
Joshua Cohen, Boston Review
As more of Robinson’s books come back into print, reading them with Black Marxism can enrich our understanding of racial capitalism and offer additional tools for fighting our political impasse.
The threat of fascism has grown before our eyes. Black Marxism helps us to fight it with greater clarity, with a more expansive conception of the task before us, and with ever more questions.
Robin D. G. Kelley
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