Ari Paul / 10 Jan 2024

The 21st Century Left

If We Burn, by Vincent Bevins

Over Chinese noodles and cold beers in north Brooklyn, my friend Sam (not their real name) and I envisioned a possible American revolution.(...)

John Foster / 05 Jan 2024

Decline Into Fascism

Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song

Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song is a truly horrifying novel. Set in Ireland in the throes of a far-right takeover, it resonates with present-day traumas that make it difficult, at times devastating, to read.(...)

John Foster / 27 Oct 2023

Left Against Fascism

Joseph Fronczak’s Everything is Possible and Rachel Maddow’s Prequel

The difference between right and left is who you blame. On the left, it’s capitalism and colonialism. On the right, it’s the Frankfurt School and LGBTQ.(...)

Henrietta Foster / 26 Oct 2023

Kutno After the Holocaust

The Sholem Asch Festival

The stoney-faced immigration officer at Warsaw's Chopin Airport asked me what I was doing in Poland - because, of course, in a post-Brexit world, I am a citizen of a third country inside the EU and have to justify my presence there.(...)

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