Nathan Pippenger

Opposition to the Lost Cause Is Still Political

The one problem with Mitch Landrieu's otherwise remarkable and important speech.

Bad Brains

The Baffler takes on the political problems created by our vaunted view of intelligence.

The Battle of Ideas in the New Gilded Age

Freedom's just another word for being left to defend yourself against impersonal economic forces that will crush you like a bug.

Secession: Still a Bad Idea

The ugly attitudes behind half-serious calls for a "Bluexit."

Trump’s Giant Health-Care Lie

And the frightening reason why it will go largely without mention.