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
Preparation for democratic citizenship demands humanities education, not just STEM.
Secularism is fundamental to liberal governance. But is it sustainable?
James G. Chappel
The recurring, and often conflicting, narratives of technology and progress.
The place of dignity in democratic politics.
Philosopher Giorgio Agamben grapples with a humanity that has no work it must do.
Leland de la Durantaye
Martha Nussbaum argues that political emotion is the key to the good society.
The new book "With Dogs at the Edge of Life" asks whether we need less humanity, not more of it.
It is impossible to divorce nature from human influence. Can that influence be democratic?
A discussion of the fear and inertia baked into U.S. politics.
Richard Kreitner, Sanford Levinson
Is a centralized European Union compatible with democracy?
The revolutionary theorist sought not liberal stability but democratic adventure.
Most people own things they don’t really need. It is worth thinking about why.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
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