Can the work of mothering and everyday acts of care merge with efforts to achieve social justice?
During the Civil War, the Lincoln administration demonstrated that a progressive agenda and effective anti-inflationary measures could overlap.
“We’ve never had a period like this in modern American history,” lamented Governor DeSantis in April 2020, one with “such little new content.”
“Campaigns matter in part because of who meets whom, about the social networks that are shaped by that campaign as well as shaping it.”
Even in Shakespeare’s era, theaters literally shielded people from the state. Today’s theaters might talk sanctuary, but rarely practice it.
“What is the range of available measures to address our catastrophic future?”
Once, radical artists and thinkers shook up conservatives. Now, it’s the right gleefully transgressing a “moralizing” left. What happened?
Orwell was free from doctrinaire sectarianism. At the same time, he firmly hated the exact bastards who deserve to be hated.
Most authoritarian populists in power across the world are politicians, at the helm of parties that have won elections. Modi is more than that.
Postwar culture was divided between “freedom” and “totalitarianism.” Or was it?
On both sides of the border, artivistas—art activists—infuse their creative and political work with minority struggle and solidarity.
Today, trade and globalization often reinforce the incentives for coercion and violence. But what might the history of India reveal about the economic conditions of toleration?
“The question becomes, What can we do to make democracy more economically, socially, and politically just?”
Figuring out how people became fascists was the aim of Adorno and his colleagues’ 1950 study, The Authoritarian Personality. Has the answer changed?
“Precedent” is one of the key mechanisms for restraining autocratic legalism, as demonstrated by the Trump campaign’s tactics following the 2020 election.
What right does a society have to extoll freedom as its highest virtue if that same society is dependent on the unfreedom of others?
Today is overwhelmingly defined by white-supremacist violence and the whiteness of AI technology. Can seeing them together help defeat them both?
Latin America shows how hard it is for states dependent on oil and gas—that is, practically the whole world—to break with fossil fuel capitalism.
Why did some Black South Africans directly collaborate with their oppressors, and what was their experience like?
Both America First nationalism and postwar liberalism refuse to face the challenges of the globalized world that America itself inaugurated.