A Political and Literary Forum
Many say that despite Trump, our democracy is strong. But John Dewey cautioned that institutions alone won't save us.
Joshua Cohen talks to David Runciman about his new book, political action, and finding hope in the end of democracy.
David Runciman, Joshua Cohen
Two new books—one on quantum physics, one on Thomas Kuhn—seek to reestablish the authority of reason and evidence.
Remembering James H. Cone.
An experiment in a quintessentially American form of protest.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Tocqueville warned us about democratic fatalism. But as Steven Pinker’s new book shows, fatalism is a permanent feature of modern politics.
What constitutes a good death? On end-of-life care and assisted suicide.
F. M. Kamm
A new biography reveals Habermas's commitment to a democratic ideal.
William E. Scheuerman
Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman transformed how we think about economics and human behavior.
Lampooned as a dangerous import from Paris, deconstruction is in fact a distinctively American phenomenon.
War is almost always a choice, a madness we go along with.
Government incentives may make us less moral, not more.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
Copyright © 1993-2021 Boston Review and its authors.
Support Boston Review
Make a tax-deductible donation today
Printing Note: For best printing results try turning on any options your web browser's print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics.