A Political and Literary Forum
The COVID-19 crisis creates a conflict not between individual rights and the community, but rather between individual rights themselves—including, above all, the right to health.
The rage on display in Minneapolis is not only about police violence. It is also about the country’s utter disregard for the pain of black Americans.
Contrary to the boosterism of billionaires, the need for space colonization must be argued for, not assumed. And the arguments aren’t good.
Rumors of the imminent death of capitalism have often been greatly exaggerated. But that doesn’t mean we must give up on making things better.
On the hundreth anniversary of suffrage, it’s time for gender equity in political office.
Jennifer M. Piscopo, Shauna L. Shames
The pandemic risks turning immigration detention into a death sentence for many, yet the Trump administration has rejected calls for mass humanitarian release, and continues to deport infectious detainees to Latin America.
A new book reveals how deeply the Washington-backed Indonesian mass killings of 1965 reshaped global politics, securing a decisive victory for U.S. interests against Third World self-determination.
What does gender equity in a democracy look like?
Deborah Chasman, Joshua Cohen
Michel Houellebecq’s Islamophobia and chauvinism have made him a favorite intellectual of right extremists. So why does he appeal to so many on the left as well?
With few restrictions and no tracing of the disease’s spread, the government is relying upon Swedish character and traditions to see it through the pandemic.
The wealthy and powerful will take every opportunity to hijack activist energies for their own ends.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
Any attempt to revive solidarity between rich and poor nations must begin by recapturing the commitment to social and economic rights on which the WHO was founded.
Michael Brenes, Michael Franczak
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