A Political and Literary Forum
Unless we bolster its foundations, our enfeebled democracy won’t be able to solve any of the daunting problems Biden has singled out as priorities.
Basic norms exist for political parties; Republicans don’t meet them.
Part two of a conversation on voter turnout, vote counting, and what we can expect now.
Reed Hundt, Joshua Cohen
COVID-19 is not just a public health crisis. It is also a crisis of public reason.
The only antidote to despair over national politics will be to generate and expand new solutions at local, state, and regional levels.
West German witchcraft trials after World War II reveal how political rupture can fuel magical thinking. What lessons might we draw for our own age of QAnon conspiracies, anti-vaccination, and strange COVID-19 cures?
Samuel Clowes Huneke
Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is a sham, but it is one the Constitution allows. There’s only one way out of this crisis: we must amend.
Julie C. Suk
Donald Trump's winning strategy.
Rejecting market fundamentalism, Rethinking Political Economy will provide space for advancing alternatives—in theory, politics, and policy—to the neoliberalism of the last forty years.
The government—not the market—is the only viable solution to some of our greatest challenges.
Neil Fligstein, Steven Vogel
Thailand has been gripped by the largest wave of protest in years, forcing a reckoning between the country’s dual structures of democracy and monarchy.
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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