Alexander Hertel-Fernandez’s State Capture offers a realistic assessment of how right-wing organization has worked at the state level. The book is a must read for liberals who wish to organize political action.
There are three distinct questions that the current debate over “free speech” runs together in a sloppy fashion: is the state engaging in acts of censorship? Are social sanctions against speech or beliefs too harsh? Is our media ecosystem...
De Ruggiero believed that if liberalism would ever again inspire broad support it must not merely confront but understand and internalize its greatest adversaries: socialism, democracy, and nationalism.
Free speech is in danger. We must protect it. But the Harper’s letter mistakes both problem and solution.
Liberal CurrentsCurrent Readings: "The letter signers evidently think some speech is harmful, because the entire point of their letter is to argue that speech that demands firings or stigmatization brings about an illiberal society." @EPicciuto on l'affaire Harper's.