A Political and Literary Forum
The Krugs and Dolezals dominate the headlines, but they are distractions from the fraud that imperils us all: believing oneself to be white.
In our winter 2021 book, some of today’s most imaginative writers consider what it means to be made and fashioned by others. Preorder now.
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
Labor activists once understood time to be a checking mechanism on market activity. In our own era of uncontrolled working hours, this is a vision of freedom worth recapturing.
The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party. If old fashioned politics can’t change that, we must consider alternatives.
Bernard E. Harcourt
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
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.
As Big Data tools reshape health care, biased datasets and unaccountable algorithms threaten to further disempower patients.
How are we to meet the challenge of global warming before it is too late? And if global diplomacy initiatives like the Paris Agreement can’t get us there, what can? Order our latest book now.
In his new memoir the former president makes clear he had no intention of being a savior.
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.
The pandemic has foregrounded women's exploitation in the home and challenged feminism to once again go beyond middle-class concerns.
The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.
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Julie C. Suk
Kevin Henderson, Joseph J. Fischel
Marie E. Berry, Milli Lake
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Charles H. Clavey
BR writers on how we can fix it.
We also need to abolish prisons—as well as put an end to counterterrorism. An abolitionist reading list.
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