The Problem With Philanthropy
A new book asks: Can the surplus of capitalist exploitation be used to aid those on whose backs this surplus is generated?
A Berlin Subway Stop is Called ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’ Some Black Germans Want Change.
Black Germans have used activism and scholarship to shed light on what they describe as Germany’s racist fascination with the American South.
18th- and 19th-Century Americans of All Races, Classes & Genders Looked to the Ancient Mediterranean for Inspiration
In a new land, the ancient past held special meaning.
Timothy Shenk’s ‘Realigners’
Since the 18th century, American politics has functioned via coalitions between competing factions. Can alliances survive today’s partisan climate?
The Wall Street Journal
Time for a Revolution
The economic transformations wrought by industrial capitalism in the 1820s and 30s look different when viewed up close.
‘A Great Democratic Revolution’
Alexis de Tocqueville left France to study the American prison system and returned with the material that would become “Democracy in America.”
New York Review of Books
Jerry Jones Helped Transform the NFL, Except When It Comes To Race
Decades after the segregation battles of his youth, Jerry Jones has modernized the NFL’s revenue model but hasn’t hired a Black head coach.
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