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Symposium

Every issue has one section dedicated to a particular question. Collecting responses from a range of perspectives, these symposia prompt us to think about the values and ideas that shape our most urgent cultural and personal decisions.

22

Summer 2020

 

The Idea of a Nation

The coronavirus has only made the alignment between nationalism and a certain sector of the financial elite that much clearer. There are audible sighs of…

 

Structures of Feeling

During the summer, I kept asking myself if I should just go home and be a journalist there, in service of the people. That is…

 

Community of Communities

Here’s the irony: a growing number of conservatives realize that it will require the assistance of the state to correct many of the problems that…

 

National Responsibility

But while a feeling of responsibility to humanity may be morally sound in itself, is it actually responsible? Not just Burke with his little platoon…

 

Returning to Nowhere

The passport, certainly, cannot settle the seemingly simple question: Where do I come from? Maybe it is Syria and Palestine; maybe neither. Sometimes I identify…