Join the conversation
Subscribe to Our Emails
Boston Review is a public space for the discussion of ideas and culture. Sign up for our newsletters and don’t miss a thing.
August 1, 2017
Aug 1, 2017
1 Min read time
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.
From healthcare to education to clean water, public goods—things that are owed to members of a democracy—are increasingly threatened in the age of Trump. What can we do about it now and how can we safeguard the future? This video, based on our new print issue, The President's House Is Empty, considers these public goods: what they are, how to provide them, and how to ensure equitable access. What is at stake is not only what we owe each other, but who we are.
...we need your help. Confronting the many challenges of COVID-19—from the medical to the economic, the social to the political—demands all the moral and deliberative clarity we can muster. In Thinking in a Pandemic, we’ve organized the latest arguments from doctors and epidemiologists, philosophers and economists, legal scholars and historians, activists and citizens, as they think not just through this moment but beyond it. While much remains uncertain, Boston Review’s responsibility to public reason is sure. That’s why you’ll never see a paywall or ads. It also means that we rely on you, our readers, for support. If you like what you read here, pledge your contribution to keep it free for everyone by making a tax-deductible donation.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
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.