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Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential Marxism offers a radical philosophical foundation for today’s revitalized critiques of capitalism.
There is still much to learn from the radical legacy of critical theory.
Fascist politics exploits freedom of speech for authoritarian ends.
Many say that despite Trump, our democracy is strong. But John Dewey cautioned that institutions alone won't save us.
Joshua Cohen talks to David Runciman about his new book, political action, and finding hope in the end of democracy.
David Runciman, Joshua Cohen
Two new books—one on quantum physics, one on Thomas Kuhn—seek to reestablish the authority of reason and evidence.
Remembering James H. Cone.
An experiment in a quintessentially American form of protest.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Tocqueville warned us about democratic fatalism. But as Steven Pinker’s new book shows, fatalism is a permanent feature of modern politics.
What constitutes a good death? On end-of-life care and assisted suicide.
F. M. Kamm
A new biography reveals Habermas's commitment to a democratic ideal.
William E. Scheuerman
Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman transformed how we think about economics and human behavior.
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David Theo Goldberg
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