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Jackson has a long history of black resistance—a seeming contradiction in a state better known for its stubborn poverty, violent Confederate fan boys, and deeply entrenched black oppression.
A leaked Department of Homeland Security database confirms what many suspected: the U.S. government is trying to punish and intimidate people advocating for immigrant rights.
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
Hannah Arendt’s unfinished book on Marx offers a timely philosophical dialogue for our era of economic precarity.
A decade after the financial crisis, economists still have not rethought macroeconomics. A new history takes on the field's unrepentant hubris.
A reading list.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Reputational currency, like China's Social Credit Score, rebrands repression as rational nudging. And these algorithmic governance models are spreading.
Two Jewish activists discuss the place of anti-Semitism in contemporary movements for social justice.
Donna Nevel, Mark Tseng-Putterman
What does it mean to live in a world in which history has rusted under the monstrous weight of the permanent now?
The resurgence of anti-Semitism today is not a quirk of Donald Trump. As a new book shows, it has deep roots in powerful institutions.
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
For a two-state solution to succeed, Israeli Jews must first forswear their righteous narrative of moral superiority.
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