I AGREE WITH Jim Rule on the wrongness of Israeli settlement policy. I don’t believe, as he suggests, that ending American support for that policy would reduce hatred for the United States in the Arab and Muslim worlds. People who …
The Russian invasion has forced peaceful, ordinary people to risk their lives. Many are fighting because they believe in a Ukraine that welcomes all its citizens and recognizes the rights they all possess.
We have written so much about the police in recent months but said too little about what we really want and expect from them.
What’s wrong with anti-Zionism is anti-Zionism itself. (With a response from Joshua Leifer.)
This article is part of a debate. Read the original argument by Michael Walzer here, and Joshua Leifer’s response here. I disagree radically with Joshua Leifer’s response and won’t be able to get to every point of disagreement in this …
The high-school students organizing against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland shooting could spark a much larger movement.
In a moment when the left remains small and weak, ideological purity is almost certain to be self-defeating. We need every ally we can find.
Recent victories against ISIS in Iraq and Syria have come at tremendous human cost. Such casualties are not inevitable—and those responsible must be taken to task.
As Marshall Berman wrote, reading Capital won’t help us if we don’t also know how to read the signs in the streets.
Suddenly, everyone on the left is talking about resistance. This is something we should celebrate—while recognizing that it is only half a politics.
Internationalism, first and foremost, requires a commitment from leftists to listen to our comrades abroad.
Someone on the march told me that this was the best line I had ever written. But I didn’t write it. It was a collective product, written down by my grand-daughter. The “grand” is in parenthesis because my daughters are also nasty women. And my wife has been a bolshevik feminist since she was twelve. I am absolutely certain that they will win.
If the survival of a vital center is also the precondition of an active left, one of the historical tasks of the left today is to help hold the center—even as we promote a militancy all our own.
Struggles for democratization are always local struggles: the first thing their protagonists want is a state governed by the people who live in it. We must relearn how to support them.
The war against ISIS, as it is currently being waged, cannot be called a just one.