A Political and Literary Forum
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
We should turn to Frances Perkins—FDR’s secretary of labor, and the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet—for the elements of a new forward-looking labor and employment policy.
Thomas A. Kochan
Morris on his new film and what he thinks of the man who likened himself to Darth Vader and Satan.
Errol Morris, Deborah Chasman
The charge of populism says at least as much about those making it as it does about their opponents.
In a bid to consolidate power, Erdoğan is reshaping Turkish politics in the image of the Ottoman past.
M. Hakan Yavuz
The revolutionaries of 1968 didn't succeed, but the world still needs turning upside down.
Many say that despite Trump, our democracy is strong. But John Dewey cautioned that institutions alone won't save us.
Both at home and abroad, Trump deploys a politics of misogyny—lifted right from Machiavelli.
Joshua Cohen talks to David Runciman about his new book, political action, and finding hope in the end of democracy.
David Runciman, Joshua Cohen
Trump may be egregious, but he is also a symptom of a much bigger problem facing modern presidents: the inability to govern.
The Founding Fathers didn't design Congress to solve national problems in the national interest.
William Howell, Terry M. Moe
Trump v. Hawaii is not about religion. It’s about the president’s unlimited power at the border.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
We can’t fully appreciate the current anti-immigration moment without understanding the decades-long investment by right-wing movement politics.
Robert L. Tsai, Calvin TerBeek
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David Theo Goldberg
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