A Political and Literary Forum
Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned, but ancestors to be cared for.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
Signed seventy years ago, the UN Convention on Refugees gives form to a humanitarian ideal, but states still judge what counts as harm and who deserves protection.
Three new books explore the gap between sex that is good and sex that is virtuous, making the complexities of desire central to our conversations about sexual ethics.
Conspiracy theories like QAnon are ultimately a social problem rather than a cognitive one. We should blame politics, not the faulty reasoning of individuals.
Knowing takes radical collaboration: an openness to being persuaded as much as an eagerness to persuade.
A recent government report gave UFOs a rebrand, but so many basic questions remain unanswered.
Justice demands that we think not just about profit or performance, but above all about purpose.
For economist Albert O. Hirschman, social planning entailed creative experimentation rather than theoretical certainty.
A collection of our best essays on the distinguished political theorist, racial capitalism, and the Black radical tradition.
The penalties of gender and sexual violence are not equally distributed, but psyche violence is genderless.
Attempts to cast Said as the consummate New York intellectual miss the point that his milieu was one of global, and specifically Palestinian, anticolonial struggle.
Studying the social world requires more than deference to data. In some cases, it may even require that we reject findings—no matter the prestige or sophistication of the technical apparatus on which they are built.
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