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Daniel Bell
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The Homeless Radical
Daniel Bell was the prophet of a failed centrism. By the end of his life, he was revisiting the leftism of his youth.
Jacob Hamburger and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins December 23, 2019
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Naked Gun
The Instagram stars making military occupation look good.
Sophia Goodfriend December 5, 2019
Hitler Youth
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A Springtime of Erasure
A cartoonist reflects on a right-wing smear campaign that summoned the specter of “Degenerate Art.”
Eli Valley November 25, 2019
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Washing the Dead in Pittsburgh
Our burial practices offer more than a way of dealing with the dead; they are antifascism in action.
Jordana Rosenfeld October 24, 2019
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Just Playing Along
What an antisemitic, Nazi-era board game has to teach us about the nature of complicity.
Eric Thurm October 7, 2019
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An Antisemitic Judge, a White Supremacist System
A Jewish death row inmate in Texas confronts the same forces that kill and incarcerate Black and Brown people daily.
Rebecca Pierce and Isaac Brosilow October 4, 2019
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Italy’s Green Fascists
La Foresta Che Avanza is using environmentalism to make its fascist ideology more palatable to the mainstream.
Erica X Eisen September 18, 2019
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Where Did the Past Go?
Revisiting an iconic pamphlet about antisemitism and the left.
Ben Lorber August 26, 2019
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On Being a Fetish
Is identity-based kink ever kosher?
Fancy Feast August 20, 2019
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The Right Kind of Continuity
Jeffrey Epstein and the sexual politics of Jewish philanthropy.
Ari M. Brostoff and Noah Kulwin August 7, 2019
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Picturing Power
Moving protest from performance to disruption.
Arielle Angel July 22, 2019
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The Jewish Case for Open Borders
How center-left immigration proposals lead to far-right policy.
Greg Afinogenov July 15, 2019
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What Could Have Been
On Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig speaks to the crisis of Jewish identity in the shadow of Zionism’s broken promises.
Sophia Steinert-Evoy July 9, 2019
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Here Anyone Can Live Free
The Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale raises uncomfortable questions about who should make social practice art.
Samuel Holleran July 8, 2019
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Lessons From Across the Pond
What British Jews can learn from the American Jewish left.
Emily Hilton July 2, 2019
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Policing the Borders of Suffering
When it comes to concentration camps and other carceral spaces, the debate over vocabulary lays bare the inconsistencies in our fights for justice.
Zoé Samudzi June 21, 2019
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If You Prick Watto, Does He Not Bleed?
Twenty years after The Phantom Menace, an antisemitic caricature reconsidered.
Aaron Freedman June 14, 2019
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Hebrew Schools Are Failing Jewish Kids
Pro-Israel propaganda has supplanted a meaningful Jewish education.
Elena Gormley May 29, 2019
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The Forward’s “Both Sides” Approach Has Failed
How an editor’s handling of the Omar controversy alienated Jews of color.
Nylah Burton May 15, 2019
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The Sabbath, an Island in Time, Under Attack
Finding solace in ritual after Poway and Pittsburgh.
Jonah S. Boyarin May 10, 2019
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Complex Inheritances
A trans interpretation of the story of Jacob and Esau.
Joy Ladin May 9, 2019
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The Electoral College Erases the Jewish Vote
Worse, it allows a more conservative minority of Jews to stand for the whole community.
Aaron Freedman May 8, 2019
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The Lethal Antisemitism of “Cultural Marxism”
A right-wing conspiracy theory has once again proved deadly.
Noah Berlatsky May 3, 2019
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Paying to Work: On the Student/Worker Distinction
The universities have a vested interest in overdetermining the distinction between student and worker.
Hailey Huget May 2, 2019
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