Browse our archive of print issues below, back to our founding in 1975.
Our 40th anniversary issue. Ira Katznelson leads a forum on the Anxieties of Democracy. Peter Godfrey-Smith reviews Charles Taylor and Hubert Dreyfus's Retrieving Realism. Judith Levine profiles Ellen Willis. Mike Konczal shows how bureaucracy expands our liberties. Poems by Anne Carson, Jorie Graham, Charles Simic, and others.
Peter Singer leads the forum on the logic of effective altruism. Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Paul Brest, Larissa MacFarquhar, and others respond. Plus: Stephen Steinberg on the Moynihan Report at 50; Claude Fischer writes about the problem with David Brooks; Vivian Gornick reviews Susan Neiman's Why Grow Up?; and essays on Mary Jo Bang and Fred Moten.
K. Sabeel Rahman leads a forum on regulating the growing power of Internet companies. Juliet Schor, Dean Baker, Mike Konczal, and others respond. Jess Row on American cynicism as a (white) lifestyle; Katie Peterson on Jorie Graham; Meghan O'Gieblyn reviews Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed; Dave Byrne on Lead Belly.
John Bowen leads a forum on France After Charlie Hebdo. Arthur Goldhammer, Joan Wallach Scott, Haroon Moghul, and others respond. Jessa Crispin writes on the incorporation of victimhood into women's identities; Randall Kennedy warns against the legacy of black power revisionism; Claude Fischer on political correctness. Plus, new poems by Jorie Graham and Yusef Komunyakaa.
Ferguson won't change anything. What will? Glenn Loury leads the forum, with responses from Doug Henwood, Danielle Allen, and others. Elsewhere in the issue: Steven Shapin on whether science makes you good, Samuel Moyn on the origins of liberalism, Amy Dean profiles Richard Trumka, and Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig on affirmative consent laws.
Paul Bloom leads the forum, "Against Empathy" with responses from Leslie Jamison, Peter Singer, Sam Harris, Simon Baron-Cohen, and others. Plus: Philosopher Sadik al-Azm rewrites our understanding of the Syrian revolution; Lelac Almagor argues that standardized testing might not be so bad; and William Simon thinks that privacy may be overrated.
Robert Pollin leads a forum on just what it would take to green the U.S. economy. Dave Byrne writes on the making of an American folk song and the history of sugar cane. Plus, Stephen Phelan on architect Shigeru Ban, Mike Konczal on Thomas Piketty and his critics, Jonathan Kirshner on the neoliberal bailout, a new book by Rick Perlstein, and the winner of the 2014 Aura Estrada fiction contest.