Katrina Forrester’s In the Shadow of Justice explores the world that shaped the ideas of John Rawls, and how his work remade political philosophy. Is there still room for his liberal egalitarianism in an age of ideological ferment and social conflict?
An interview with Marcia Chatelain, the author of Franchise—a book about how “stateless people found some comfort in a corporation.”
E.J. Dionne on his new book Code Red and the power of “visionary gradualism.”
Nick Estes discusses the deep historical roots of the convergence at Standing Rock, why Indigenous peoples have taken a leading role in the climate justice movement, and why decolonization must be part of any left-wing agenda.
Carol Anderson discusses the numerous strategies Republicans are using to keep voters of color away from the polls, and how progressives can overcome them heading into the midterms and beyond.
In her new book, economist Mariana Mazzucato explodes the myth that wealth is created solely by a select few trailblazing entrepreneurs, and lays out how our collective innovation can be put into the service of a more equal economy.
As many as half of the jobs we do could be considered pointless, estimates anthropologist David Graeber. How did so many of these jobs come to exist, and what does it mean for labor activists?
James Connolly’s legacy is often wrongly shrunk down to that of a martyr for Irish freedom. A new collection of his writing aims to correct this record and reclaim him for the left.
What do Black Friday, chicken nuggets, and Christopher Columbus tell us about the history of capitalism? We ask Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, authors of the new book A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things.
Corey Robin talks about the new edition of his book, The Reactionary Mind, and Donald Trump’s conservative pedigree.
Valeria Luiselli discusses her new book Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, about her experience translating in a federal immigration court.
Kim Phillips-Fein discusses her new book, Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, and who killed the social-democratic city.