A Political and Literary Forum
Democracies rely on the free exchange of ideas and information, but that freedom can also be weaponized to erode democratic debate. How can democratic societies protect—and protect themselves from—the free flow of digital information?
Henry Farrell, Bruce Schneier
Traditional worker organizing has failed on every level. But new approaches are finding success, pointing the way to a more just future.
Sarita Gupta, Stephen Lerner, Joseph A. McCartin
A gay golden age in East Germany reveals that Soviet politics were more dynamic than we admit—and that gay rights has less to do with democracy than we tend to assume.
Samuel Clowes Huneke
In a new book, philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that only atheists are truly committed to improving our world. But people of faith and socialists have more in common than he thinks.
James G. Chappel
Education’s most important job is to teach students to take an active role in their democracy, starting in their own communities.
Albert W. Dzur
Our best writers take on the retail giant.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Most charitable foundations are endowed in perpetuity. But John Stuart Mill argued eternal rights make for bad governance.
Yochai Benkler argues that the mainstream media is our best hope for tempering the radical right.
Yochai Benkler, Deborah Chasman
The political ideas we have held for centuries are ill-equipped to respond to today's challenges.
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is within an inch of the presidency. His popularity suggests Brazilian politics might never be the same.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva
Apple—now worth a trillion dollars—redistributes more wealth upward than any country or corporation on the planet.
The charge of populism says at least as much about those making it as it does about their opponents.
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