What would have happened if the Mensheviks had come to power in Russia, instead of the Bolsheviks, 100 years ago? America gives us a clue.
At the end of 50 years of modern liberal revolution, fear of an unknown new order propels authoritarian nationalists with a disheartening message to women and other beneficiaries of social progress
The wall will go up, separating ourselves from our own past
From Tablet’s print magazine: the late 1960s and all their Jewish rebelliousness, in an ‘energetic’ new fiction full of alternate realities
Liberty and servitude in the new philo-czarist age
The influential ‘Voice’ critic died Saturday at age 91. His bohemian fearlessness became a popular culture.
Peering into, and through, the ghostly new Brooklyn
The Jacksonian political movement was an enemy of swindler capitalism that enfranchised the lower class, welcomed immigrants, grew into the enduring Democratic Party, and revolutionized the United States as a democracy instead of an aristocracy
How Fidel Castro’s libertarian exiles found unlikely allies through the Yiddish press
Mystic emanations, and a path forward, in democracy’s wake
America’s soul, and his own, at stake
Fear the digitally-skillful bullies who happen to disagree with you. They represent the tyranny of the weak.
The presidential debate pitted an outdated, ‘tough-guy’ version of masculinity against the modern era, which is upon us anyway
How virulent contagions of political fanaticism spread across the globe—or, what the Muslim Brotherhood and its descendants share with The Little Red Book
The secular republic debates how best to contain and suppress the Islamist movement
Reaping the withered crop from journalism’s long drought
Why the Democratic presidential nominee’s steadfast nonideological wonkiness is less about her, and more about us
What Walt Whitman can tell us about our democracy
What is the right thing to say?
A reverie of Victor Hugo
A ghostly lesson from the Socialist past for Sanders and the Democratic party
The great Nicaraguan poet’s fascination with ‘the mysterious people of the Semitic race’
The unfathomable harbinger of doomsday? Or just a political blip?
A scholar discovers a hidden text by the great American author of ‘Song of Myself.’ But can the celebrated democrat survive the politics of 21st-century academia?
How Western intellectuals turn themselves into the enemies of an entire class of liberal writers from Muslim backgrounds
During Wednesday’s democratic debate, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was given the chance to explain his version of socialism, but he missed the mark
A letter from the GOP’s ‘national security leaders,’ which gently excoriated Donald Trump, shows that dark developments are here
Bernie Sanders may be a protest candidate in 2016, but Hillary Clinton—and Bill before her—has cultivated black support for decades. It’s paying off.
How the Vermont Senator stumbled on a wave of angry and aspirational young people and became the ideal political leader for the post-Occupy Wall Street generation
A modest proposal for A. Philip Randolph and the architecture of New York