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The Battle of Chicago, 1968

Fifty years after the political upheaval around the Democratic National Convention that changed America, a former editor from ‘Ramparts’ magazine sees worrying echoes today

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From the ‘Muslim Ban’ to Asians at Harvard, Identity Politics is Poisonous

Judging people based on the color of their skin rather than the content of their character is bigoted, no matter who does it and why

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Whose Tribe Is It, Anyway?

Today on Jewcy: An NPR podcast takes on Jewish identity… to mixed results.

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Is It OK to Be White?

Meme Wars: the insular, circular, and viraltastic history of a racist idea

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The New Anti-Semitism at the New School

Hatred gets a respectable cap and gown

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Casting Agency Looked to Fill Role of Alt-Right Neo-Nazi for Cadillac Commercial

Have the alt-right (and their ideas) become a target demographic? Apparently so.

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Blame the Puppies

This week on Unorthodox, filmmaker Noam Osband plays the ukulele and ‘Wall Street Journal’ writer Sohrab Ahmari talks identity politics and art

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I Alone

For terrorists and activists alike, an identity addiction spells trouble

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Layman’s Terms

A non-Jew who loves Philip Roth, making challah, and visiting High Holiday services wants to be a Jew, minus the religion

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Words Fail

In her new collection, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve, Adrienne Rich reckons with the question of how to write lyric poetry in the face of war and economic hardship

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Unmasked

Has Purim replaced Passover as the best holiday vehicle for expressing individual Jewish identity?

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