A Political and Literary Forum
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
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
The Krugs and Dolezals dominate the headlines, but they are distractions from the fraud that imperils us all: believing oneself to be white.
Much maligned as a mere tactician of power, Machiavelli was in fact a philosopher of the people. His critique of oligarchic domination remains essential today.
Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.
A new book suggests that modern readers can still follow the path of reason that Spinoza traced to true well-being, but they might not want to.
Many reject privatization for its distributional consequences. The deeper problem is that it threatens the very foundation of political legitimacy.
Unlike gender inequality, racial inequality primarily accumulates across generations. Transracial identification undermines collective reckoning with that injustice.
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers was a mutually demanding collaboration.
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Daniel Akihiro Iwama
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