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Larry Siedentop, 2013

Larry Sidentop re-imagines the origins of liberalism.

While honoring the legacy of American communists, 
a new generation of radicals has chosen to organize under 
the “socialist” banner.

Reda Kateb (left) and Viggo Mortensen in Loin des hommes

Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

Edward Gibbon (1773), by Henry Walton

Historians are losing their audience, and searching for the next trend won’t win it back.

Edmund Fawcett

In Edmund Fawcett’s new history, liberalism begins with capitalism and revolution.

Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.

David Bromwich

Does David Bromwich’s idea of a Burkean left amount to anything more than contempt for Obama?

Works Progress Administration poster from the 1930s

Democracy was once a comforting fiction. Has it become an uninhabitable one?

Jamie Cohen-Cole

It’s one of the most ticklish questions of liberal philosophy.