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November 2, 2022
¡Compañero Mike Davis, Presente!
A requiem for a friend who embodied the commitment to the marriage of word and deed.
November 1, 2022
How the Courts Stack the Odds Against the Innocent
A new book by Daniel Medwed examines the reasons the wrongfully convicted find it so hard to prove their innocence.
Jed S. Rakoff
October 31, 2022
Meredith Tax, 1942–2022
The tireless organizer, feminist pioneer, and relentless coalition builder never let up.
Alix Kates Shulman
October 26, 2022
Republicans Have Spent Millions on Youth Outreach. And It’s Working.
Kyle Spencer’s new book
Raising Them Right
shows how the conservative establishment has recruited and trained new generations of activists over the last 60 years.
October 14, 2022
The Intimate and Interconnected History of the Internet
Kevin Driscoll’s new book
The Modem World
offers a picture of an early Internet defined by community, experimentation, and lack of privacy.
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October 4, 2022
I.B. Singer’s Language of Everyday Life
By choosing to write in Yiddish rather than Hebrew, the young Singer declared his allegiance to the here and now rather than a biblical past or a Zionist future.
September 29, 2022
Is There a Future for Russian Independent Media?
The press in Russia has been operating under slow but constant erosion during the entirety of Putin’s watch.
September 8, 2022
Amy Littlefield on How Abortion Rights Triumphed in Kansas, Plus Barbara Ehrenreich Remembered
On this week’s episode of the
Start Making Sense
podcast, on-the-ground reporting from Kansas and an interview with the late Barbara Ehrenreich.
Start Making Sense
August 10, 2022
The Toxic History of the Salton Sea
A new book by Traci Brynne Voyles catalogs the alarming events that created one of the West’s most polluted bodies of water.
July 26, 2022
Distorting the Holocaust to Boost the International Arms Trade
If whitewashing Bulgaria’s history during the Second World War helps an Israeli arms company get a contract, who could possibly object?