Two futurists ran an experiment: What happens when a room of strangers plan for the future together?
Let’s rupture and reject the “timeline,” a flawed and colonial form of teaching history.
Humans can adapt to almost anything. So if social media forces us into permanently hostile camps, we will learn to stop seeing any other way.
“A relentless assault on received orthodoxies has the effect of making you unpopular with the people for whom those received orthodoxies are orthodox.”
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?
What role should emotions play in leftist political movements?
Thanks to surveillance, political violence, and AI, we no longer have the luxury of humanist utopias to plan for the future.
I am tired of catalogues and catalogue poems, and of surveys and surveillance—though I appreciate a bird’s-eye view of the terrain as well as anyone.
Today's neoliberalism emerged when US policymakers built New Deal–style projects abroad—for private gain rather than the public good.
What was happening in the streets of Iran—what one white feminist couldn’t see—was a revolution, looking for different freedoms than the West.
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
With so many crises—environmental, humanitarian, racial, viral, and economic—the work of “critique” can seem to be a luxury. But is it?
The lockdown had terrible consequences on India’s informal economy, and will deepen the socioeconomic inequalities that divide the country.
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
Six months ago, the impeachment of President Trump failed. The fault doesn’t lie with Congress, but, instead, with the Constitution.
When the Trump presidency ends, and the toll of years of toxicity and mismanagement becomes clear, we are going to need some guidance.