Let’s Not Call Them Neo-Nazis

By Peter Kuras

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest of its kind in the world, in recent years boasting more than 275,000 visitors, around 10,000 accredited journalists ...

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The Regency Romance Hoax

By Lucinda Elliot

Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved romance writers. She is also one of the most reactionary. Her impact on the genre of Regency romances is ...

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Sanctuary Syllabus

By NYU Sanctuary

On January 27, 2017, Executive Order 13769 went into effect, banning foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Within hours, Customs and Border ...

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Public Bookshelf

Keyword of the Week: Plutocrats

The Big Picture: Unholy Alliances

By Shamus Khan

Andrew Jackson had good reason to believe that his first presidential election, of 1824, had been rigged. He had won the popular vote but not an Electoral College majority. Jackson was hated by elite ...

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How Oligarchy Breeds Tyranny

By Jill Frank

The last 18 months have seen a surge of public interest in classical texts. In Plato’s dialogue the Republic, readers have found an almost perfect sketch of Donald ...

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Storybook Plutocracy

By Thomas Frank

George Packer’s The Unwinding is a minor masterpiece of the social-disintegration genre—a beautifully written, clinically observed story of the slow-rolling economic transformation that has, over the ...

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The Big Picture: Defending Society

By Wendy Brown

Why, today, are many of the most antidemocratic voices in the United States not merely protected by Constitutional freedoms but draping themselves in them? Neoliberal political culture, now almost 40 ...

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