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EssaysFeatureThe Left and the Crisis of Democracy: A Symposium

Politics, Pessimism, and Populism

We have lost the sense of the possible that social democracy injected into postwar liberal democracy


The Pronoun “O” and the Poetics of Turkish Translation

An excerpt from a new translated volume of Aslı Erdoğan’s short stories

EssaysFeatureThe Left and the Crisis of Democracy: A Symposium

Not Knowing What We’ve Got Til It’s Gone

We need to both defend liberal democratic norms and institutions and address their fault lines

EssaysFeatureSex & Gender

Gender Ideology and the Brazilian Elections

Bolsonaro represents a hegemonic, masculine, and violent form of inhabiting the world

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Help! Being #AgainstTrump is Not Easy

Charting the future of democratic politics in light of Tuesday’s elections


Public Seminar ReviewVolume 1, Issue 2
Second Semester/Summer 2014

The second semester of the Public Seminar is over, and the papers are now in, presented in this our second issue. Here you find short and long essays, supplemented by visual presentations around five major themes: Capitalism and its Alternatives, Democracy and its Enemies, Identities, the Arts and Literature, and Media, Memory and Miscellaneous. Note, though, that the pieces in fact address each other between and among these categories, as they consider “fundamental problems of the human condition and pressing problems of the day, using the broad resources of social research,” staying true to the mission statement of Public Seminar, and to the scholarly and public project of our academic home, The New School for Social Research. -Jeffrey Goldfarb

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