The Editors

  • This Land Is My Land
    Immigration and the Border

    Immigration was a central issue of the 2016 presidential campaign, though until his first week in office it was unclear whether Trump really intended to build the wall and expel the undocumented. Today the Department…

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  • Democracy in America

    Slush Pile: A book, reviewed DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA by Alexis de Tocqueville translated from the French by Harvey C. Mansfield & Delba Winthrop University of Chicago Press, 722 pp. $54.00 (cloth), $22.00 (paper) Alexis…

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  • Issue 13

    The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what’s in issue 13. To get the issue delivered straight to your door, subscribe now or purchase the issue in our store. TABLE  of  CONTENTS…

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  • Letter on Our President

    It became a commonplace last summer for political commentators to exclaim that they did not know some portion of the American electorate, hence that they did not know some portion of their own country,…

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  • 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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