A Political and Literary Forum
No matter how political things seem, they are invariably personal.
Despite what Steve King says, the U.S. was never a Christian nation.
For too long we have acquiesced to Islamophobic government policies. The cost of our silence is now clear.
Amna Akbar, Jeanne Theoharis
Calling the nations subjected to the ban Muslim is sloppy, misguided, and dangerous.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Islamophobia is a shared project of the Democrat and Republican parties, long preceding the rise of white nationalism and Trump.
John Bowen, Aziz Rana
Alternatives to Zionism, from the Uganda Scheme to Birobidzhan, present a complex history of the search for a Jewish home.
Protest is not merely a matter of personal awakening, but of organizing and mobilizing the power needed to change social relations.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Kurds—the largest stateless ethnic group in the world—can be found on all sides of an increasingly complex conflict that stretches across Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
America continues to be haunted by our need to grieve.
Liberal democracy requires that we banish religion from politics.
Avishai Margalit & Assaf Sharon
Suddenly conservatives want us to believe they care about homophobia.
Conservative Christians are out to restore their historical legal privileges.
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Silvia Federici, Jill Richards
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