How J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid view of literature led him to target African-American writers.
I have a sentimental attachment to journals of political satire as unique and effective instruments of criticism.
The French magazine is blasphemous—and isn’t that an honorable thing to be?
The criminal-justice system is set up never to jail police. Could restorative justice serve communities better?
A more apt comparison would be between the surviving staff of the satirical magazine and the brave abortion providers who carried on after the murder of Dr. George Tiller.
From Ferguson to Baltimore, the message is clear: protest at your peril.
The fallout from the Edward Snowden fiasco wasn’t just political—it was largely economic.
In 1950, Baltimore was the sixth-most-populous city in the country. Today, it is 26th, and its remaining poor black residents are cut off from their more affluent neighbors.
There’s a world of urgent discourse beyond Dyson, West, and Gates.
After a more permissive approach to protests in the fall, de Blasio’s NYPD has returned to Occupy-era tactics of violent repression.