This week: Kay Gabriel analyzes the significance of Eric Adams’s brand of carceral politics for the left’s struggle for prison abolition. Michael Casper reviews the Jewish Museum’s new exhibit on the filmmaker Jonas Mekas and its failure to engage with his activities during the Holocaust. Arielle Isack describes her experience at a Seder on Rikers Island.
Plus, from the Soviet Issue, Mark Krotov satirizes a number of unfortunate trends in the publishing industry. From the newsletter, Isaac Scher reports on the contested vote over whether Princeton should divest from Caterpillar over its supplying of equipment used by Israel to demolish Palestinian homes. And on the latest episode of our staff podcast, On the Nose, Peter Beinart talks with Dana El Kurd and Daniel Seidemann about the latest surge of violence in Israel/Palestine.
On this episode, Editor-at-Large Peter Beinart speaks with political scientist Dana El Kurd and attorney Daniel Seidemann about why violence is rising now, shifting Palestinian public opinion on violent and nonviolent resistance, and what the coming weeks may bring.