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Against the Technocrats

Pundits fretting about a “tyranny of the majority” would do well to remember that democracy has always been a precondition of liberalism—not t...   [ continue reading...]

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Destroying to Save

Recent victories against ISIS in Iraq and Syria have come at tremendous human cost. Such casualties are not inevitable—and those responsible must be taken...   [ continue reading...]

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Belabored Podcast #142: Smartphone Sweatshops in Asia, with Joe DiGangi

Do you know where your smartphone was made? A new in-depth report reveals dangerous conditions in Samsung factories in Vietnam.   [ continue reading...]

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Unleashing the Military on Mexico’s Drug War

2017 was Mexico’s deadliest year on record—and a new law deepening the military’s role in law enforcement threatens only to make things worse....   [ continue reading...]

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Our Fellow Americans

Why calling Puerto Ricans “Americans” will not save them.   [ continue reading...]

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Does Putin’s Russia Have a Death Drive? A Q&A with Masha Gessen

“There’s been so much damage done to Russian society, both from seventy years of totalitarianism and now by Putinism, that there’s no roadmap...   [ continue reading...]

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Winter 2018

To access Dissent’s complete Winter issue, please click here.   [ continue reading...]

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The Coping Economy

While constantly pushing their workers to do more with less, companies have found new ways of easing the pressure. Enter the mindfulness craze.   [ continue reading...]

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Try Socialism

Since Trump took office, a growing number of Americans have been willing to “try socialism,” as a DSA hashtag puts it. The 2017 results show that a...   [ continue reading...]

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Age of Emancipation

One of France’s most influential contemporary thinkers, Marcel Gauchet manages to craft a compelling historical account of half a millennium, exploring ho...   [ continue reading...]

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Who Killed Habeas Corpus?

The destruction of habeas corpus—the constitutional protection against unlawful imprisonment by a state court—may be the most tragic development of...   [ continue reading...]

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The Kids Aren’t Alright

A crucial new work of generational analysis explores how society turned millennials into human capital.   [ continue reading...]

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Demographic Delusions

Leftists have reason to be optimistic, not because demographics will save us, but because a growing number of progressives are rediscovering the value of good o...   [ continue reading...]

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The Passions of Max Eastman

One of “the hottest of radicals” of the early twentieth century, Max Eastman is now largely left out of the pantheon of the left. Can we still learn...   [ continue reading...]

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Fully Automated Luxury Socialism: The Case for a New Public Sector

The rise of the service sector eased the pressures of deindustrialization and automation. But it didn’t change the power relations in the economy—an...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trumpian Personality

One of the crowning works of the Frankfurt School, The Authoritarian Personality has much to teach us about the age of Trump.   [ continue reading...]

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

Set on and around the New York City waterfront, Jennifer Egan’s new novel Manhattan Beach offers a feminism suited to the “lean in” age.   [ continue reading...]

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The Flagellates

“While it is not within my power to outright abolish the standard sentence of fifteen corrective lashes, I can adjust how they are distributed.” A s...   [ continue reading...]

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The Supreme Court’s Quiet Assault on Civil Rights

The Supreme Court is quietly gutting one of the most important civil rights statutes in U.S. history. Only a movement can pressure Congress to act.   [ continue reading...]

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Lana Del Rey’s America

Trump’s election has made Lana Del Rey rethink her patriotism, but not abandon it.   [ continue reading...]

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