This week: In the responsa from our Summer 2022 Issue, Arielle Angel explores what happens to our movements when we become enthralled with our pain—and what healing could do for us. Mitch Abidor reviews Victor Serge’s final novel, Last Times. Plus, a poem by Nachoem M. Wijnberg, translated from Dutch by David Colmer and introduced by Claire Schwartz.
From the newsletter, Claire Schwartz interviews Zayd Ayers Dohrn about his radical upbringing among the Weather Underground. And now is a good time to revisit Naftuli Moster’s July op-ed holding progressive politicians in New York accountable for not protecting every child’s right to a basic education, apropos of a major investigation by The New York Times into Haredi religious schools.
In his final novel, Last Times, Victor Serge achieved the ethical vision that sometimes eluded him in life.