A Political and Literary Forum
It’s what our country was founded on—and it will take more than Trump leaving the White House to dismantle it.
Boston Review, Rosie Gillies
Defying conventional political labels and capitalizing on widespread distrust, a range of new movements share the conviction that all power is conspiracy.
William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.
Joshua Cohen, Edward J. Markey, David G. Victor, Alyssa Battistoni, Thea Riofrancos, Robert C. Hockett
The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party. If old fashioned politics can’t change that, we must consider alternatives.
Bernard E. Harcourt
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.
In his new memoir the former president makes clear he had no intention of being a savior.
Far from a partisan for free markets, the Founding Father insisted on the need for economic planning. We need more of that vision today.
Christian Parenti, Michael Busch
The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.
If Trump was the end of the “party of ideas,” the rise of Reagan was its start. But what were those “ideas” in the first place, and were they really as new as people said?
Lawrence B. Glickman
For a century, critics of all political stripes have challenged the role of science in society. Repairing distrust today requires confronting those arguments head on.
The French Algerian writer steadfastly defended democracy and humanity against dogmatic ideologies of all stripes. We need to read and reread him today.
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Joseph J. Fischel
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