How Creative Writing Programs De-Politicized Fiction

In the shadow of the Cold War, the rise of creative writing programs and ‘show don’t tell’ philosophy drained fiction of its political bite.


The Left Must Be Ruthlessly Strategic

There is a difference between political actions that are expressive and those that are tactical. We have to act on the basis of what works, not what feels noble.


We Deserve Better Than Zombie Healthcare

As Dr. Mark Vonnegut argues in his new book, most of us are defenseless against medical care that is indifferent or carried out by burned out healthcare workers. Yet many of us receive this type of care every day.


Noam Chomsky on How To Prevent World War III

The eminent scholar on the worsening threat of nuclear warfare, how to end the war in Ukraine, the self-justifying myths propagated by imperial powers, why the Global South finds American moralizing laughable, and more.


The Wall Street Journal Makes The Case For Expropriating Billionaires

The paper says redistributing the wealth of the 735 richest people would “only” give every single person $14,000. But that would be amazing.


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