A Political and Literary Forum
Leaders of the left abandoned the language of transformation in the 1980s—at a cost. Can it be regained?
Only a few decades old, the corporate autocracy the former president unleashed on the United States is not natural law. It had to be created, and it can also be undone.
It fails to center politics. We need a bolder approach.
Matto Mildenberger, Leah C. Stokes
U.S. democracy and the U.S. postal service share a long, entangled history. An attack against one signals an attack against the other.
Without pressure from social movements, they won’t produce meaningful and deeply needed reform.
Justin H. Vassallo
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling is only the latest twist in the convoluted legal history of women’s reproductive rights. The future looks no less partisan.
Judith Butler’s ‘The Force of Nonviolence’ advocates for pacifism but neglects much of the tradition’s philosophy and feminist theory. Is it possible to merge Butler’s insights with a serious concern for how nonviolent politics can be effective?
The COVID-19 crisis presents a unique and urgent opportunity to rebalance power away from executives and back to legislatures.
Aslı U. Bâli, Hanna Lerner
Five policies we need now.
Quality news is essential for democracy. We must stage an intervention to save it.
As both politicians and historians mine the 1940s for alternate visions of international order, we must guard against the presumption that the United States remains the benevolent center of global politics.
Some candidates who lose elections strengthen democracy, but others threaten the democratic system itself.
If women’s suffrage was the battle of the twentieth century, women’s representation will be the battle of the twenty-first.
Jennifer M. Piscopo
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