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May 12, 2016
The Anthropocene Truism
Humans and the environment have never been separable. But what does the idea mean for politics?
May 11, 2016
The Roots of Today’s Racism and Police Violence, in an ‘Inconceivably Brutal’ Riot 150 Years Ago
“The police headed the butchery” in Memphis in May of 1866,
reported at the time, “and occupied themselves in shooting down every colored person, of whatever sex, of whom they got a glimpse.”
May 4, 2016
The Roots of American Conservatism
Why do the politics of free markets and cultural reaction keep returning like some Republican Freddy Krueger?
April 27, 2016
America’s Long Hangover
How did Prohibition turn into a law-enforcement extravaganza?
April 20, 2016
Hume’s Call to Action
For philosophy to be effective, it has to understand the world in which it operates. David Hume brought history and politics to the realm of ideas.
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March 21, 2016
The Untold Story of the Texaco Oil Tycoon Who Loved Fascism
Franco’s fuel supplier didn’t live in Berlin or Rome. He lived in New York, and he worked in the Chrysler Building.
March 16, 2016
Confidence in Mexico
Nothing is more important for Mexicans than regaining a sense of security in their own lives. But the threat of moral decomposition is growing.
March 10, 2016
Start Making Sense: Bernie on the Move
How Bernie won in Michigan. Plus, “Trump: fascist or clown?” and another kind of politics: the gay revolution.
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March 10, 2016
Margaret Thatcher’s Fogeyism
Charles Moore, the prime minister’s authorized biographer, believes the successes of Thatcherism to be self-evident, and he frequently lets his biases show.
February 29, 2016
Bernie Sanders Is Confronting America’s Foreign Policy Amnesia Head-On
Why is no one else talking about the fact that Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by a war criminal?