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Philosophy news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2021
Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism
But it is only Utopia that allows us to dream together.
July 8, 2021
‘What Would It Mean to Think That Thought?’: The Era of Lauren Berlant
Four writers on the legacy of Berlant’s thinking both in the academy and in public life.
Ajay Singh Chaudhary
May 18, 2021
Jordan Peterson’s New Rules Are Old News
The Canadian contrarian is back with another book. It isn’t any better than the last one.
April 19, 2021
Was Marx Also a Social Democrat?
In a new book, Shlomo Avineri explores the social democratic impulses and Jewish origins of Karl Marx.
March 9, 2021
Harvard’s History of Inscrutable Tenure Denials
Cornel West is only the latest scholar of color the ultra-elite institution has failed to hold on to.
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January 28, 2021
Charles Mills Thinks Liberalism Still Has a Chance
A wide-ranging conversation with the philosopher on the white supremacist roots of liberal thought, Biden’s victory, and Trumpism without Trump.
January 26, 2021
Letters From the February 8/15, 2021, Issue
No hope or change… An open question… It’s time… Fly high, comrade… Higher math…
December 15, 2020
Theodor Adorno and the Crises of Liberalism
At the center of Adorno’s work was a reminder that fascist movements are not exceptional to liberal democracy but signs of its failure.
Peter E. Gordon
August 3, 2020
The Philosophical Leftovers of Gilles Deleuze
What is there left to learn from the work the French thinker left behind?
June 8, 2020
The Twisted Legacy of Alfred Jarry’s Monsters
A recent retrospective of his work, viewable online at the Morgan Library and Museum, illustrates the sprawling influence of his many artistic and philosophical creations.