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Let’s Talk About the Taking of Black Land
From Seneca Village to “urban renewal,” the government has claimed Black property—rarely with the “just compensation” promised by the Fifth Amendment.
Why Teachers Are Dropping Out
Covid and the culture wars have turned an exodus of teachers into an emergency.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
When Socialists Govern
New York State Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani is building power in Queens.
The Avoidable Tragedy of Road Deaths
The media pays a lot of attention to rising crime, but more than twice as many people die in traffic collisions in the US.
How the Left Should Think About Inflation
There is no compelling reason to raise interest rates, now or later.
James K. Galbraith
A “Simultaneously Hidden and Deliciously Obvious” History of Levantine Cuisine
Writer Antonio Tahhan and Anny Gaul, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, discuss a new collection of essays on the region’s food.
Is This Israel’s South Africa Moment?
As Amnesty International issues a landmark report on Israeli apartheid, it’s time for Americans to demand accountability, not complicity, from their government.
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The American Right’s Cult of Victor Orbán
The Hungarian autocrat is proving worryingly influential.
The Vindication of Stormy Daniels
She was telling the truth all along. So why did she fail in a court of law?
Trump Took 15 Boxes of Official Documents When He Left Office
Books & the Arts
The Infinite Possibilities of “Macbeth”
Sparse and beautiful, Joel Coen’s Shakespeare adaptation focuses on why we continue to return to this story of power and downfall.
China Between Communism and Capitalism
The history of the country’s relationship with the market is filled with conflicting narratives.
Andrew B. Liu
Claudio Lomnitz and the Vertigo of Translation
In his generations-spanning new book, the anthropologist tracks the story of Jewish life in Latin America through the travails of one family.
Hannah Is Never Only Hannah
See the Tail That Wags the Dog
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Todd Gitlin Told His Truth Everywhere He Went
The writer and activist combined intellectual complexity and honesty with a lifelong commitment to liberal humanist values.
Letters From the March 7/14, 2022, Issue