Intersectional Liberalism

Intersectional Liberalism

The basic point of intersectionality is that our lives are shaped in various ways by our identities — both those self-imposed and those externally imposed — and further that these identities are not simply the sum of their parts; intersections present altogether different problems (and possibly advantages…

The Identity Paradox: Liberalism, Tolerance, and the Challenges of Recognition

The Identity Paradox: Liberalism, Tolerance, and the Challenges of Recognition

In the wake of the maelstrom (or, perhaps, horrific dumpster fire) that has marked our entry into a worrying, dark timeline, there’s been much discussion over the relative value of identity politics. One primary conflict is played out again and again: does identity politics require mere toleration or strong affirmation? Rather than taking a side…

What, To an American, Is the National Anthem?

What, To an American, Is the National Anthem?

Has football been politicized to the point of ruin…

Thor: Ragnarok, a Liberal Allegory

Thor: Ragnarok, a Liberal Allegory

The character of Thor offers a model for how the heirs of privilege can move forward to a more just…

The Warm Liberalism of Erik Gustaf Geijer

The Warm Liberalism of Erik Gustaf Geijer

A volume of newly translated material rediscovers an early Swedish liberal…

The Meaning of the Gettysburg Address, 154 Years Later

The Meaning of the Gettysburg Address, 154 Years Later

Lincoln’s speech on the meaning of America’s greatest struggle is as relevant as ever…

The Game Theory of Why We Should Believe Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The Game Theory of Why We Should Believe Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The importance of believing the victims of sexual misconduct prior to, and even in lieu of, hard evidence in support…

Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker

Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker

Jazz and liberty: a review of the latest biography of Sarah Vaughan…

Against the Front Porch

Against the Front Porch

Facing the diseases of the southern soul with the southern literary tradition…

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Adam Gurri

Adam Gurri is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Liberal Currents.