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Suicide, Watch  

“Jilly determined to wait at least four hours before checking the status of her farewell post so she wouldn’t look desperate, but then she remembered that she didn’t have long left. . . .” A short story.

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Brazil’s New Right  

Since Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, Brazil has been in political turmoil. With ex-president Lula’s recent surrender, a new right threatens to become the decisive force in the 2018 elections.

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Memphis Blues  

In his unstinting backing of unions, Martin Luther King, Jr. made clear that racism was rooted in a long and stubborn history of class injustice.

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The Culture of Democracy  

Toward Democracy: The Struggle for Self-Rule in European and American Thought by James T. Kloppenberg Oxford University Press, 2016, 912 pp. A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky W.W. Norton, 2017, 544 pp. We …

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Putting Liberal Democracy First  

Those of us who consider ourselves “left liberals” have expressed particular alarm about the symbolic and practical dangers posed by leaders such as Donald Trump and his supporters. To name but a few: mass rallies denouncing “the liberal media”; inciting …

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Crisis and Opportunity  

The left will not live forever on the sidelines of political power. When we have an opportunity to remake our healthcare system, we must be sure to seize it.

Introducing the special section of our Spring issue.

Bad Conscience to Budapest Complex  

During a press conference held last January by the Hungarian writer Ignotus, a French surrealist poet (politically Marxist but anti-Stalinist) asked him what was the theoretical platform of the Workers’ Councils during the October uprising. It seemed that he needed …

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