A Political and Literary Forum
Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.
Michael D. Gordin
Natural selection’s secular critics get it wrong.
Ned Block, Philip Kitcher
Albie Sachs’s The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law.
Edward Carpenter’s democracy of the soul.
Theirs and ours.
The uses of anti-Semitism in Chávez’s Venezuela.
Claudio Lomnitz, Rafael Sánchez
Islamic liberalism under fire in India.
Martha C. Nussbaum
We must focus on the laws that continue to put so many noncitizens— including legal residents —into detention and deportation proceedings.
Reflections on information technology and democracy.
The problem with building public spheres from above, online or offline, is much like that of building Frankenstein’s monsters: we may not like the end product.
Forgetting Shakir Baloch.
“Recognizing sharia” in England.
John R. Bowen
In response to Sanford Levinson’s critique of Constitutional Conventions.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
David Theo Goldberg
Chris Hong, Robert Manduca, Nic Johnson
Jules Joanne Gleeson
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