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Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
Exploring work, democracy, and justice in the age of automation, Daron Acemoglu and other contributors sketch an urgent vision for redirecting the course of technological change for good. Preorder our Spring 2021 book now.
The Greens are on track to become Germany’s second strongest party. For many, this is proof that abandoning radicalism was the right choice, but a new novel offers valuable insights into why it should be recovered.
In his latest book, famed African political philosopher Mahmood Mamdani considers how to restore the full benefits of citizenship to permanent minorities in post-colonial societies.
As we confront rightwing extremism in our own time, the history of American fascist sympathy reveals a legacy worth reckoning with.
Justin H. Vassallo
The pandemic holds important political lessons for the climate crisis, but they must be taught.
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
Support for pro-Trump Republicans remains driven by relatively well-off whites in fast-growing, rapidly diversifying suburbs—not by economic despair in rural America.
Defying conventional political labels and capitalizing on widespread distrust, a range of new movements share the conviction that all power is conspiracy.
William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
The Republican Party has become a white nationalist party. If old fashioned politics can’t change that, we must consider alternatives.
Bernard E. Harcourt
Much maligned as a mere tactician of power, Machiavelli was in fact a philosopher of the people. His critique of oligarchic domination remains essential today.
In his new memoir the former president makes clear he had no intention of being a savior.
Far from a partisan for free markets, the Founding Father insisted on the need for economic planning. We need more of that vision today.
Christian Parenti, Michael Busch
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