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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…

Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker

Queen of Bebop and Pathbreaker

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

The Minefield of Prejudice

The Minefield of Prejudice

Liberals and progressives alike must closely scrutinize the sources of their prejudices…

Against the Front Porch

Against the Front Porch

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

Trump’s Rhetoric Is Dangerous Even If He’s Ineffective

Trump’s Rhetoric Is Dangerous Even If He’s Ineffective

Many fear the policies that Trump will pursue, but even if he fails to enact them, he will have had a dangerous effect on our politics…

Beyond the Freedom of the Void

Beyond the Freedom of the Void

The realization that even negative liberties depend on institutions – social constellations of positive liberty relations – lends greater credence to progressive understandings of freedom…

Actually, Hot Take Culture Is Good

Actually, Hot Take Culture Is Good

Partisanship, motivated thinking, and hot takes are actually good…

The New Class Divide

The New Class Divide

We have moved from a class divide centered on those misused by the system to those discarded by it…

Disability and Invisibility

Disability and Invisibility

High-functioning sick and disabled people are, by definition, the ones most able to take part in society and work. These are the people with milder instances of health problems…