A Political and Literary Forum
I went back to Haiti on August 15, a year and a half after the earthquake. The place where I had lived on and off since the summer of 1970 was unrecognizable. But the politics were familiar.
As the United States has grown more diverse, it has moved from being “two societies, one black, one white,” in the words of the famous Kerner Commission, to two societies, white and nonwhite.
Ryan D. Enos
Hispanics are developing stronger attachments to the Democrats.
Joshua Cohen, Glenn C. Loury
Culture still doesn’t explain poverty
Marriage has not been one unchanging institution over time. Features that once seemed essential and indispensable proved otherwise.
Nancy F. Cott
Our penal system, with its black tinge, constitutes a profound racial injustice. But is it a new form of Jim Crow?
James Forman, Jr.
It's time to rethink the concept of the "inner city."
An eminent medical historian discusses two major, blatantly unethical studies the U.S. government conducted on syphilis patients in Guatemala and Alabama.
Today’s pit bull bans tell us more about ourselves than about the breed. The drive to label, condemn, and exterminate has become a moral enterprise.
The uses of anti-Semitism in Chávez’s Venezuela.
Claudio Lomnitz, Rafael Sánchez
When it comes to the financial crisis, Democrats are especially prone to blaming Jews.
Neil Malhotra, Yotam Margalit
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Daniel Akihiro Iwama
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