“To recognize the existence of injuries requires the recognition of others and their dignity.”
Tag: American Politics
The 1990s are usually seen as a moment of tranquility. Cold War won, business booming, history at an end. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“Your first, last, and only obligation is to the reader and to the truth as you see it, without fear or favor.”
A new play centers on a Black woman who stops “accommodating white people” and, instead, asks them “about their love affair with my death.”
The US Religious Right wins elections, but advances nationalism and white supremacy. Why, then, should the Religious Left seek to emulate them?
The revelrous, rebellious writing of Hejinian—arguably our foremost poet-critic—works against our sense of psychological and political isolation.
What words politicians say matters. But which words they use is often the result not of individual choices, but of collective action over years.
Why not redefine our asylum system to accommodate the complex and multiple reasons people flee?
So long as the state can criminalize movement and eliminate groups deemed undesirable, no one is free.
“That is the paradox of assimilation … You can be essential—an essential worker—and at the same time excluded from the CARES Act.”