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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.

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Winter 2016

 

Linked Fate

Shifting my gaze back down to the dancing eyes of my oldest child, I explained that we were here for Trayvon, to uplift him, to…

 

Crowd Love

A global movement that’s strong enough to force a meaningful response to the climate crisis will need to enlist (and keep) a lot of new…

 

Building the Movement

We assumed that millions of young people would join us in this revolutionary movement, as they had done previously with the anti-war movement. Throughout 1969…

 

Against Demonstrative Politics

When LGBT leaders cited Gandhi and King, I offered my own counterexample—the National Rifle Association’s great success in dominating policy debates about gun control, despite…

 

After the Carnival

Žižek called on the protesters at Occupy to reckon with the inevitable transition from the excitement of public demonstrations to the more sober light of…

 

Political Faith

Desperation with regard to the possibility of effecting significant political change has led many around the world to adopt an expressive approach to politics. We…