Not simply a roof over one’s head, public housing nurtures its inhabitants’ demands for an even greater stake in the life of the metropolis.
Assemblage in search of insight is the guiding ethos at the heart of two dynamic recently published books by Mexican authors.
Rather than taking money out of politics, we should inject more money into politics: but money in the service of the public good.
Today we know that, just as Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson predicted, economic elites will never relinquish supreme power easily.
The money given by big donors distorts the British political system. How should the voices of ordinary citizens be heard?
The institutions created to ensure transparency in the funding of politics find it difficult to carry out their mission.
Is it really the case, as is often alleged, that money decides everything about elections? And if so, in what ways?
It might seem self-evident that White the author practiced what Strunk and White the style gurus preached, but the truth is more complicated.
While most American fiction focuses on national concerns, its high-end, prize-winning fiction looks around the globe. Why the divide?
What does “merit” mean in a context—like India—where caste pervades public life?
What role should emotions play in leftist political movements?
Forget traditional “heroes.” The protagonists of some centuries-old stories are social climbers and tricksters, even cheats and cowards.
Thanks to surveillance, political violence, and AI, we no longer have the luxury of humanist utopias to plan for the future.
Tech does not arrive in a city to save it. Instead, tech’s financial success depends on dismissing and exploiting existing disparities.
As in mythology, the characters in a 1984 Turkish novel are acted upon by forces distant and uncaring.
I May Destroy You explores how sexual violation is entangled in relations of visuality.