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
More than two decades after her death in 1975, Hannah Arendt has emerged as the political theorist of the post-totalitarian moment.
Somebody needs to be for quality of life, not just quantity of stuff. And to do so requires an approach that does not trivialize consumption, but accords it the respect and centrality it deserves.
Juliet B. Schor
How the aesthetic pose crippled political thinking.
The Ladies from St. Petersburg
Translated by Marian Schwartz
Pessimism about a selfish electorate is fundamentally misdirected.
Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis
By E. O. Wilson.
H. Allen Orr
An exchange on Stephen Pinker's How the Mind Works.
Steven Pinker, Robert C. Berwick, Jeremy C. Ahouse
Do people have a right to choose death? More particularly, are euthanasia and physician-assisted
F. M. Kamm
Is patriotism a morally irrelevant characteristic?
The life of the cosmopolitan, who puts right before country, and universal reason before the symbols of national belonging, need not be boring, flat, or lacking in love.
Martha C. Nussbaum
Noam Chomsky on the long history of American intervention.
A Talk with Harold Bloom
Harold Bloom, Ellen Spirer
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Daniel Akihiro Iwama
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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