Princeton political scientist Martin Gilens explains how the media and longstanding racial stereotypes impact anti-poverty policy. Continue reading
An understanding of our history is as crucial to a successful democratic society as it is essential to the well-examined life of the individual. As historian Howard Zinn told Bill Moyers, “I think the more people learn about the past… the more that they will understand that it is possible for people to change the world.” Start your understanding with some of the series and specials below.
Harvard scholar Theda Skocpol says that rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. Continue reading
What will it take to change a democracy driven by fear? Continue reading
Our senior writer reflects on the transformative British band’s first visit to America. Continue reading
Watch clips from Bill’s interview with David Simon, journalist and creator of The Wire in which he talks the “astonishing” rise of libertarianism, the tragedy of capitalism and why he’s want push politicians to the curb. Continue reading