Symposium

An Audacious Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Michael Tomasky

Symposium

What Is This Project, Anyway?

By Sanford Levinson

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Voices of the Virus

‘There Isn’t a Vaccine to Buy’

Dr. Tom Frieden, Former CDC Director, talks with Democracy about the Delta variant, criticism of the CDC, and the urgent need for a broad global response.

By Tom Frieden

Arguments

The American Left is a Historical Success Story

Our fascination with the recent history of the right comes at a cost: too little attention to the left's successes over the past 20 years.

By Mark Schmitt

Arguments

Should We Drop the War Metaphor?

Why we shouldn't assume a war footing in addressing big societal problems, like COVID, for which we can't define the terms of victory.

By Stuart Whatley Nicholas Agar

Book Reviews

Unfulfilled

Amazon and its warehouses have changed our consuming lives for the better—but at a high price to our working lives.

By Steven Greenhouse

Book Reviews

Freedom’s Just Another Word...

For decades, we’ve been told markets will free us. Now, finally, we’re realizing we need freedom from the market’s worst ravages.

By Molly Michelmore

Book Reviews

We Are What We Eat

We all need food, but did we really need to build a global system that turned this necessity into such excess?

By Jo-Ann Mort

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