The Editors

  • Rude Awakening:
    Election 2016

    In the wake of Tuesday’s stunning election outcome, many in the media have called for a reckoning. Matt Taibbi for Rolling Stone bemoaned the coastal media’s “insular arrogance” and the New York Times’s Jim Rutenberg pointed to…

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  • Issue 12

    TABLE  of  CONTENTS Letter from the Editors On Political Fiction If our poets and novelists really believe that our political situation calls for a forceful response, shouldn’t they be writing poems and novels about…

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  • On Political Fiction

    In May of this year, more than 450 American novelists, poets and literary critics signed an “Open Letter to the American People” opposing Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. The letter, initially posted on the literary website Lit…

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  • Nonrequired Reading: Protest

    On February 11th, The Point hosted a panel that brought together Bill Ayers, Janaé Bonsu and Charles W. Mills to examine the guiding question “What is protest for?” and to discuss how direct action…

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  • On Purity

    Jonathan Franzen is sometimes described as an important political  novelist; certainly his novels can be counted on to reflect the conventional wisdom of his most likely readership. In the book that made his reputation,…

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  • Issue 11

    TABLE  of  CONTENTS Letter from the Editors On Purity Jonathan Franzen is sometimes described as an important political novelist; certainly his novels can be counted on to reflect the conventional wisdom of his most…

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  • To Fellow Travelers

    In January of this year the Coalition of the Radical Left, known by its acronym Syriza, became the largest party in the Greek parliament, and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, became prime minister at age…

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  • Issue 10
    Release Party

    Dear Friends of The Point, Please join us on Friday, June 5th at the Experimental Station in Hyde Park to celebrate the arrival of our summer issue. We’ll have a DJ, cheap drinks, copies of…

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  • What Is Privacy For?
    A Panel Discussion

    Nearly every day we are told that our privacy is under some fresh attack. But are we entering a new and treacherous phase in our relationship with privacy, or should we welcome, as some…

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  • Issue 9 Release Party

    Dear Friends of The Point, After a nearly one-year hiatus, The Point release party is back! Please join us on Saturday, January 24th at the Experimental Station in Hyde Park to celebrate Issue 9.…

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