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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Bruno Latour, from The Great Regression, a collection of essays edited by Heinrich Geiselberger that will be published next month by Polity. Latour is a philosopher and the author, most…
Is Donald Trump a fascist or a plutocrat?
How the refugee crisis is changing a nation’s identity
From a city-council meeting in White Settlement, Texas, in July 2016. The previous month, the council had voted to evict Browser, a cat who had lived in the local library…
Bill de Blasio gambles on doing the right thing
Think of our democracy as a house we built in 1776, big enough only for Christian, property-owning white men. Over the next two centuries, various groups struggled to make it…
From reports of dreams and fantasies that Lucy Corin collected from friends and acquaintances after the 2016 presidential election. Corin is the author, most recently, of One Hundred Apocalypses and…
Can Democrats reconquer the Lone Star State?
How Obama negotiated America’s racial tightrope
A political orator wittily compared our party promises to western roads, which opened stately enough, with planted trees on either side, to tempt the traveller, but soon became narrow and…