A Political and Literary Forum
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
Donald Trump says there is “a crisis of the soul” at the border. He is right, though not in the way he thinks.
In the face of climate apocalypse, the rich have been devising escape plans. What happens when they opt out of democratic preparation for emergencies?
Yochai Benkler argues that the mainstream media is our best hope for tempering the radical right.
Yochai Benkler, Deborah Chasman
Wajahat Ali speaks with Pankaj Mishra on the devastating consequences of Western imperialism, globalization, and capitalism and the fate of liberal democracy.
Wajahat Ali, Pankaj Mishra
Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential victory in Brazil is the latest win for right-wing movements around the globe.
Benjamin H. Bradlow
Trump would do well to remember that it is only a witch hunt if the accusations are untrue.
Jonathan Beecher Field
The political ideas we have held for centuries are ill-equipped to respond to today's challenges.
Watch Martha C. Nussbaum discuss her latest book and where to go next in our moment of political crisis.
Boston Review, Martha C. Nussbaum
The language of liberal politics is confused. But the predicament faced by Democrats today is not new.
Few democracies require children to make a daily declaration of fealty to country.
Jack David Eller
But it is increasingly difficult to question Israel’s policies without accusations of anti-Semitism.
David R. K. Adler
Fascist politics exploits freedom of speech for authoritarian ends.
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David Theo Goldberg
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