Trump is the final warning to elites

From the European Journal of Political Theory, Fabio Wolkenstein (Frankfurt): Populism, Liberal Democracy, and the Ethics of Peoplehood. Shaun Bowler (UC-Riverside), David Denemark (Western Australia), Todd Donovan (Western Washington), and Duncan McDonnell (Griffith): Right-Wing Populist Party Supporters: Dissatisfied but Not Direct Democrats. John Judis on us v them, the birth of populism: It’s not about Left or Right — populism is a style of politics that pits “the people” against “

Paper Trail

After Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos told a panel that he’s doesn’t think paywalls and subscriptions are the best way for publications to make a profit, the paper announced it will remove its paywall for Election Day. The paper will also be hosting an “invite-only, cocktail laden watch party” at their DC offices. BuzzFeed reports


After Attica

Jack GrossLast month marked the forty-fifth anniversary of the Attica prison revolt. At the outset of the four-day takeover, the prisoners released a list of practical proposals, the first of which read: "Apply

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Maidan Voyage

IN THE EAST ARE THE PRO-RUSSIAN Donetsk and Luhansk separatists. Southward lies Crimea, snatched by Russia in 2014. The rest of the nation sprawls inchoately westward, historically arbitrary in its flickering borders, beset by corruption, inflamed with bigotry, rich in


Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman's fiction may share affinities with the luminaries of our postmodern canon—Don DeLillo, Robert Coover, and Ben Marcus—but her sensibility equally recalls the films of David Lynch.


Marc Lamont Hill on Ferguson, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, and State Violence


Elephants in Lake Charles

Arlie Russell Hochschild

"YOU CAN TELL I’m a Republican,” Janice Areno says as she invites me to sit down in her office, Elephants fill three shelves of a wall opposite her desk, One is blue-and-white porcelain, a second is gold, a third is red, white, and blue and stands near a young child’s drawing of a yellow one.