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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…

You Were the Thought Police All Along

You Were the Thought Police All Along

Where do arguments about freedom of speech cease to be applicable and other concerns become central…

Disability and Hermeneutical Injustice

Disability and Hermeneutical Injustice

While many people were swift to condemn Donald Trump’s mockery of a disabled reporter during the 2016 campaign, few made the connection between Trump’s likely priorities and the…

Finding Liberty Between Vulnerability and Coercion

Finding Liberty Between Vulnerability and Coercion

Vulnerability is an inescapable facet of human social life, and coercion is a necessary part of any attempt to defend the vulnerable. But coercion always introduces new vulnerabilities. Liberals must…

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Liberal Aspiration and Moral Accounting in Hamilton and Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

Compares the blockbuster musical Hamilton’s liberal aspirations to the more honest moral accounting of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird…

Trump’s Jacksonianism and Its Needed Response

Trump’s Jacksonianism and Its Needed Response

What liberals can learn from the parallels between Trump and Old Hickory…

Atoms, But for Peace

Atoms, But for Peace

“It is a town like any other in America,” says the Rod Serling in my head, where I keep the worst Twilight Zone episode ever conceived…

The Anti-War History of Literature

The Anti-War History of Literature

In his 2010 acceptance lecture for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa praised the civilizing power…