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February 3, 2023
The GOP’s Phony Class War
Racist resentment plus plutocratic economics don’t equal a “working-class party.”
February 2, 2023
Deference to Religion Has No Place in Higher Education
The controversy at Hamline over a painting of Muhammad shown in an art class demonstrates the danger of prioritizing religious beliefs over academic freedom.
January 31, 2023
The Long, Bitter History of Globalism
A conversation with Tara Zahra about the early-20th-century origins of globalism, how debates over a globalized world have morphed across a century, and her new book,
Against the World
January 27, 2023
Victor Navasky: An Avatar of the American Left, 1932–2023
, 1978–1995; editorial director and publisher, 1995–2005.
January 24, 2023
What Does It Take to Win?
In his new history of American politics, Timothy Shenk examines the past and future of political realignments.
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January 23, 2023
In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance
Not long ago,
’s Palestine correspondent snuck into a moshav to sunbathe, because no one owns the sea.
January 18, 2023
Was the True Meaning of Capitalism Forgotten?
A conversation with historian Michael Sonenscher about the tricky task of defining capitalism and his new book,
Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word
January 17, 2023
Why Biden and Trump Are Both Trapped in Secret-Document Scandals
The real problem is the national security state’s love of classification.
January 13, 2023
The Failures of the January 6 Report
Historian Jill Lepore’s effective critique in
The New Yorker
is marred by a lazy counternarrative.
January 9, 2023
Hannah Arendt Was Really a Prophet Against Conformity
To the question of how totalitarian methods could ever draw the compliance of free citizens, she replied: through the enchantment of success.