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May 23, 2020
The Infinite Heartbreak of Loving Hong Kong
As China moves to impose a law that would criminalize dissent, Hong Kongers are facing a dark new era.
September 10, 2019
What’s Really Going on While Trump Creates Chaos
We will not be distracted.
March 29, 2018
Don’t Play It for Laughs: A Q&A With Armando Iannucci
The filmmaker on his latest film
The Death of Stalin
, his own politics, and how satirists ought to respond to President Trump.
January 3, 2017
Welcome to the One-Party State
Republicans control the House, Senate, and presidency. It’s time we start calling this what it is.
December 1, 2016
Is America Poised to Become the Most Dangerous Country on Earth?
Donald Trump’s administration—filling up with racists, Islamophobes, and billionaires—already has the feel of an increasingly militarized, autocratic government-in-the-making.
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November 30, 2016
Post-Truth and Its Consequences: What a 25-Year-Old Essay Tells Us About the Current Moment
“We are rapidly becoming prototypes of a people that totalitarian monsters could only drool about in their dreams,” a
writer said in 1992.
January 8, 2016
Visualizing the Four Freedoms: FDR’s Fighting Artist, Arthur Szyk
We all know about Norman Rockwell. But it was Szyk who best conveyed the life-or-death urgency of the struggle against fascism.
Allison Claire Chang
October 30, 2015
Sheldon Wolin, 1922–2015
The late scholar and
contributor brought left-leaning political philosophy to the fore.
April 13, 2015
Will Ukraine’s New Anti-Communist Law Usher in a Free-Speech Dark Age?
The law, still to be signed by the president, is more about silencing the left than anything else.
March 23, 2015
1935–1945: The Establishment of a Warless World Must Be Our Goal
Communists are intolerant and ruthless, often unscrupulous, but they are also zealous, brave, and willing to put up with hardship and abuse.