The open, robust exchange of ideas is fundamental to a well-functioning democracy. Yet, in our current moment, constructive, thoughtful voices are especially hard to hear.
For over forty years, Boston Review has been dedicated to amplifying those voices and to cultivating a public space (online and in print) for addressing tough questions about race, inequality, and the prospects of democratic politics. In 2018 so far, our editors have curated more than 150 articles from award-winning writers, great scholars, and up-and-coming voices. Among our most-widely read pieces this year, we have had:
- Chris Lebron on the devaluation of black American men in Black Panther;
- Merve Emre on feminism and technologically-assisted reproduction;
- Sam Moyn on the dilemmas of contemporary liberalism;
- Brandon Terry on how Martin Luther King’s most forceful ideas have been obscured by his canonization;
- Tim Maudlin and Errol Morris on the commitment to truth and fragility of human reason.
I’ve been reading BR for a few years now. It’s quickly become one of my favorite magazines for its contributors and breadth of ideas—which you rarely find published and disseminated for free.
—Doruk O. (Donor, 2018)
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