A Political and Literary Forum
Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.
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.
Forgetting Shakir Baloch.
“Recognizing sharia” in England.
John R. Bowen
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.
In response to Sanford Levinson’s critique of Constitutional Conventions.
A response to William Hogeland’s “Constitutional Conventions.”
Philosophers weigh in.
Martha Nussbaum’s bat mitzvah talk.
Public history should make us think.
. By restricting religious hiring rights, Obama’s faith-based initiative attacks the very thing it claims to be supporting.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Robin D. G. Kelley
Michael Patrick Lynch
Alex de Waal
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
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.