Camus didn’t predict Covid, but he studied enough about pandemics throughout history to depict how predictably we’d all respond with denial and ego but also courage.
Sarah Chayes spent decades studying networks of corruption in the Third World. Now she’s finding the same level of kleptocracy in the US. Removing Trump will only be a start to making America fair again.
Two new books from one of Europe’s most creative young thinkers show how Americans could — and should — get universal basic income, a 15-hour workweek and free immigration.
In our work to repair wrongs inherited from our country’s past, we should remember how one of history’s most zealous idealists, the French Revolutionary Robespierre, veered from reform into intolerance, with tragic results.
How did white supremacy get so ingrained in American society? You need to ask the antebellum South’s most famous advocate for slavery, John C. Calhoun.
An impressive figure in many ways, caving to peer pressure from slaveocrats forever made Robert E. Lee a villain, not a hero, in the American story.