Articles in Interviews

Why We Need Utopias

Kristen Ghodsee, author of “Everyday Utopia,” on what we can learn from experiments in alternative ways of organizing private life.

What The World Looks Like to the Super-Wealthy

Michael Mechanic, who has studied the lives of the super-rich, talks about strange bubble inhabited by the 1%.

How Privatization Robs Us of Our Most Precious Assets

Journalist Donald Cohen on how turning public goods over to private companies is a terrible idea that causes us to have to pay for things we already own.

How the US Fueled the Spread of Islamophobia Around the World

Khaled Beydoun explains how Islamophobia in many parts of the world was worsened by the U.S. “war on terror.”

Lessons in Organizing from The Young Lords

Historian of social movements Johanna Fernández explains what we can learn from the Puerto Rican counterpart to the Black Panther Party.

A Contentious Encounter With the Architect of the Right’s Attack on ‘Critical Race Theory’

Christopher Rufo and Current Affairs editor in chief Nathan J. Robinson clash over whether there is a pernicious leftist “American cultural revolution.”

How To Explain Socialism Clearly In a Way That Actually Persuades People

Comedian and writer Danny Katch on how socialists can explain their ideas to non-socialists in a way that is intelligible, friendly, and compelling.

What ‘Economic Freedom’ Would Look Like

Economist Mark Paul explains why we need an ‘economic bill of rights’ and why the right-wing libertarian conception of ‘freedom’ is bananas and won’t actually make us free.

How America’s Wars Become ‘Invisible’

Media critic Norman Solomon on how the U.S. media keeps the human consequences of the country’s foreign policy out of view.

We Must Banish ‘Bootstraps’ Mythology From American Life

“Bootstrapped” author Alissa Quart on the cruelty of the stories we tell about how grit and hard work are the route to success.

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