When did we all become so empowered, passionate, and self-enterprising?
“For good or ill, freedom and solidarity and social justice are not things we can get quickly.”
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.
“Doesn’t every New Yorker really want to own a co-op?,” a realtor asked a crowd of tenants in 1972. But this provoked only “a chorus of noes.”
“You fall short and then you wonder, 'what could I do differently next time that gets us a little bit closer?' I love that process.”
Some wager that the end is not inevitable: that universities can reassert their centrality to the American liberal democratic project.
The way we talk about racial justice matters. In fact, corporation’s embrace of antiracist slogans can actually advance racism.
“We need to have both the reparation and the universal perspective on economic justice.”
The pandemic took the health inequalities generated by US imperialism, and made them worse.
Across the political spectrum, people deny how bad the state of the world is. No wonder the far right’s lies have such purchase.
A 1980 novel brilliantly anatomizes the Australian settler-colonial roots of the late 20th century’s crass materialist complacency.
As in mythology, the characters in a 1984 Turkish novel are acted upon by forces distant and uncaring.
Today's neoliberalism emerged when US policymakers built New Deal–style projects abroad—for private gain rather than the public good.
Academics are scrambling to fulfill the increasingly bureaucratic research measures of the neoliberal university.
Neoliberalism offers individuals an illusion of control over their lives. But what happens when uncertainty intrudes?
Something, we are told, has changed in capitalism. Finance has replaced production as the main source of wealth; credit matters more than profit; even the ...
For Richard Denniss, the evolution of the Australian War Memorial into a giant billboard illustrates the logic of neoliberalism, something that, he says ...
What if the global struggle for human rights has accidentally helped make the world more unequal? What if, in seeking human rights, Samuel Moyn asks, we’ve ...
It has been a year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving a trail of destruction: ruined infrastructure, destroyed homes, and thousands ...
Three new histories of literary study draw attention to the critic’s material life. Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History, by Joseph North, Paraliterary ...