A Political and Literary Forum
Conspiracy theories like QAnon are ultimately a social problem rather than a cognitive one. We should blame politics, not the faulty reasoning of individuals.
Knowing takes radical collaboration: an openness to being persuaded as much as an eagerness to persuade.
A recent government report gave UFOs a rebrand, but so many basic questions remain unanswered.
Justice demands that we think not just about profit or performance, but above all about purpose.
For economist Albert O. Hirschman, social planning entailed creative experimentation rather than theoretical certainty.
A collection of our best essays on the distinguished political theorist, racial capitalism, and the Black radical tradition.
The penalties of gender and sexual violence are not equally distributed, but psyche violence is genderless.
Attempts to cast Said as the consummate New York intellectual miss the point that his milieu was one of global, and specifically Palestinian, anticolonial struggle.
Studying the social world requires more than deference to data. In some cases, it may even require that we reject findings—no matter the prestige or sophistication of the technical apparatus on which they are built.
Its authority derives not from unbiased experts but from the institutions and norms that structure their work.
Gregory E. Kaebnick
Two theories paint very different pictures of the sources of our democratic dysfunction. The debate won’t be settled by accusations of political convenience.
C. Thi Nguyen
The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.
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Andrew L. Croxford
Mariana Mazzucato, Rainer Kattel, Josh Ryan-Collins
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