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Judith Butler talks with Brandon M. Terry about MLK, the grievability of black lives, and how to defend nonviolence today.
Brandon M. Terry, Judith Butler
Our new issue explores anger in its many forms—public and private, personal and political—raising an issue that we must grapple with: Does the vast well of public anger compromise us all?
Joshua Cohen, Deborah Chasman
In place of the hype over personalized medicine, we need a more sober evaluation of the meaning of health and health care.
Robert A. Aronowitz
The “scientific method” of high school textbooks does not exist. But there are scientific methods, and they play an essential role in making scientific knowledge reliable.
Balancing work-life pressures is often considered the holy grail, but men can still opt out of these policies. To move the needle on gender inequality, the state needs to take more coercive action.
The pioneers of cultural anthropology taught not just how to study other cultures, but how to criticize their own.
Wars may begin like they always have, but they no longer end as they once did. We need an ethics of war termination to hold politicians accountable.
For five decades Anglophone political philosophy has been dominated by the liberal egalitarianism of John Rawls. With liberalism in crisis, have these ideas outlived their time?
Allured by the promise of Big Data, science has shortchanged causal explanation in favor of data-driven prediction. But ultimately we must ask why.
Twenty percent of them are Boston Review contributors!
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Happy birthday, Habermas!
Far from being consigned to the ash heap of intellectual fashions, the structuralism of Claude Lévi-Strauss, a new biography shows, is in many ways still with us.
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Joseph J. Fischel
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