The debates simplify, dramatize and canalize all the confusions of politics in a colossal world power into verbal boxing matches.
‘All of the things that we need, all of the things that this country needs to get back on track, Trump is for and Biden is against’
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi reviewed
Here was somebody who truly acted as if race was a social construct, and the antiracist intellectuals were furious about it
How can we escape the American gerontocracy?
After the waiting, the barbarians arrive
‘I think it makes us lazy thinking about removing a statue, rather than creating a social policy that will materially improve conditions for marginalized groups’
Journalism is dying of self-obsession
The legendary rapper could run a successful campaign if he commits
History professors compare our present moment to 1917 Russia
It is worth giving abolitionists a hearing. It is also worth asking them questions, getting them to be specific and detailed about their stated goals
Other factors better explain which countries are totally girlbossing the virus
Where were you when David Guetta cured racism?
If you don’t understand, it’s because you’re not rich enough
Trump does love a comeback
The director's new work, The Personal History of David Copperfield, is certainly brave
Bureaucracy will win the war on COVID-19
Lockdown has been more illustrative of the gender gap in reading than any event I can remember
Behind the Fauci thirst
Technology can be used to tell us where people are, where they’ve been and whether they have the disease
‘JESSICA is sitting on her Peloton bike. It’s April 2020. Rain slides down the windowpane. She hasn’t left her apartment — not even to go to Whole Foods — for almost a month’
Is it so much to ask?