A Political and Literary Forum
On the long road from FDR to Trump.
Lawrence B. Glickman
“However you find your society . . . you do not have to embrace its lies, or become complicitors in its cruelties,” wrote E. L. Doctorow, whose novels offer a map for navigating the Trump era.
By attacking higher education, the new tax bill belies the GOP's ambitious political motivations. The investment we make in young adults today, after all, determines the electorate we have in the future.
We have to do much more than fight back, we have to fight for the world that could liberate and sustain us all when Trump is gone.
Robin D. G. Kelley
J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous myth about race in Appalachia.
Standing Rock shows us that businesses don't simply silence protestors, they also discredit and bankrupt them.
Could Trump's repudiation of the Iran Deal be the beginning of the end of U.S. hegemony abroad?
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
When it comes to sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein is old-school. But Trump has changed the rules of the game.
Trump's paternalistic language of care draws an exceptional circle around whites only.
Mar-a-Lago is the apotheosis of the Florida Dream in which wealthy interests degrade the environment and hollow out prospects for the poor. But as Hurricane Irma shows, this dream was never sustainable.
Julian C. Chambliss
From healthcare to education to clean water, the things that are owed to members of a democracy are under threat today. Our new issue explores the question of public goods and what we can do to save them.
Junot Díaz interviews Margaret Atwood about The Handmaid's Tale, political dystopias, and Drake.
Margaret Atwood, Junot Díaz
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Shellyne Rodriguez, Billy Anania
David Theo Goldberg
Carmen Lea Dege
Copyright © 1993-2021 Boston Review and its authors.
Support Boston Review
Make a tax-deductible donation today
Printing Note: For best printing results try turning on any options your web browser's print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics.