A Political and Literary Forum
The Frankfurt School on the appeal of authoritarianism—and how to counteract it.
Charles H. Clavey
An interview with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the future of environmental politics.
Noam Chomsky, Robert Pollin, C. J. Polychroniou
Pestilence and plague have often prompted waves of apocalyptic thinking, calling into question the steady march of progress in human history.
Anger’s history—along with the very fact that it has one—can shed light on the hypertrophied emotional climate of today.
Judith Butler’s ‘The Force of Nonviolence’ advocates for pacifism but neglects much of the tradition’s philosophy and feminist theory. Is it possible to merge Butler’s insights with a serious concern for how nonviolent politics can be effective?
While existentialist thinking has much wisdom to offer about anxiety, contingency, and death, we must also think concretely about politics and institutions.
Carmen Lea Dege
Though Modi's government draws concern today, the country's constitutional history suggests a framework for creating democracy in unlikely settings.
Two conflicting visions of equality have recently emerged on the American political left. Only one aims at institutional change.
Aziz Z. Huq
A new biography reveals the full scope of John Maynard Keynes’s critique of unfettered capitalism, emphasizing the economist’s larger philosophical vision of the good life.
Three things we need to get right.
F. M. Kamm
In a sweeping new history of Western philosophy, Jürgen Habermas narrates the progress of humanity through the unfolding of public reason.
The COVID-19 crisis creates a conflict not between individual rights and the community, but rather between individual rights themselves—including, above all, the right to health.
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Joseph J. Fischel
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