A Political and Literary Forum
Joe Biden positioned himself as the “return to normalcy” candidate. But normalcy is not something we can afford—we must actively resist it.
Unless we bolster its foundations, our enfeebled democracy won’t be able to solve any of the daunting problems Biden has singled out as priorities.
Part two of a conversation on voter turnout, vote counting, and what we can expect now.
Reed Hundt, Joshua Cohen
Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson
Robin D. G. Kelley
Tax policies like New Jersey’s new Millionaires Tax are morally and economically essential.
Mark Engler, Andrew Elrod
West German witchcraft trials after World War II reveal how political rupture can fuel magical thinking. What lessons might we draw for our own age of QAnon conspiracies, anti-vaccination, and strange COVID-19 cures?
Samuel Clowes Huneke
The party’s fifty-year strategy has reached an electoral dead end.
The Frankfurt School on the appeal of authoritarianism—and how to counteract it.
Charles H. Clavey
The simultaneous success of Trump and Brexit was no coincidence: white supremacist politics are international in scope and often share entwined histories.
Daniel Geary, Camilla Schofield, Jennifer Sutton
Donald Trump's winning strategy.
BR writers on how we can fix it.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Some candidates who lose elections strengthen democracy, but others threaten the democratic system itself.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
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