Civics

A Sense of Belonging

Our schools are producing all manner of over-achievers. What they’re not producing anymore are citizens. And it’s liberalism that pays the price.

By E.D. Hirsch Jr.

Was Justice Ginsburg Wrong?

It depends on whether you think Trump is just another presidential candidate.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Donald, The Florentine, and Us

As a piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books suggests, Donald Trump is no Machiavellian prince—but then again, we're no Machiavellian citizenry.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Wrong Way to Improve Civic Life

A piece in the Washington Post calls for taking away voter rights, but it can't quite explain why.

By Nathan Pippenger

Reclaiming the Civic Core of Education

A Boston Review forum shows how our thinking about education has gone wrong, and how we might put it right again.

By Nathan Pippenger