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August 23/30, 2021, Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    Democracy’s Money Problem

    Comparing democracies across the world, a new book reveals that when it comes to financing elections they are not that democratic at all. 

    Jan-Werner Müller

  • The Liberation of Alice Neel

    Her paintings were a site of expression for populist politics and in her art she found something close to freedom from the doldrums of her personal life.

    Jillian Steinhauer

  • Whose Side Is the Supreme Court On?

    Many people who came of age in the 1950s and 60s view the Supreme Court as a force for good when it comes to race. But the court has often been the most anti-progressive branch of the federal government.

    Randall Kennedy

  • Subscribers Only Reprise

    Maya C. Popa
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