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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Last fall, Tobi Haslett, a young writer and critic with Marxist leanings, noticed a shift in the contours of popular intellectual debate. “Something is happening out there in the dark…
Coming of age in the Seventies as a Midwesterner, a Mormon, and a resident of a town of about five hundred people, I didn’t get to meet a lot of…
It’s often forgotten that the idea of the political spectrum—of politics having a left and right—has a physical origin. It comes from the seating arrangements at the National Assembly of…
Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan
By John Gray, adapted from an article in the October 2014 issue of Prospect. Gray is the author of many books, including False Dawn, Straw Dogs, and The Silence of…
The long, slow surrender of American liberals
A dispassionate president disavows the liberal idea.
How the left learned to be helpless