Polls show that most Americans sympathize with Black Lives Matter even as the movement has forfeited some of its earlier support.
- June 4, 2020
Demagogue that he is and that he’s toyed with becoming since well before he ran for president, Donald Trump used his June 2 rant against looting and thuggery after George Floyd’s murder to bang the drum for a civil war that he’s been toying with. But how pure was the republic before he stepped into the spotlight?
- September 8, 2017The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder.
- July 27, 2017To the president and his fans, the '60s undermined what was good and virtuous in America.
- July 14, 2017If you were in the ghettoes of Newark, Detroit or scores of other cities that summer, you were not wearing flowers in your hair. Forget about utopia: You were staking out, in action, fury and bitterness.
- July 14, 2017Fifty years ago this week, in the summer of 1967, the streets of Newark exploded in violence. Here is a first-hand account of the tragic events that changed the city forever.
- December 7, 2014The 1968 report's stark conclusion was that "our nation is moving towards two societies: one white, one black -- separate and unequal."
- October 10, 1988 | A World of IdeasThe political philosopher talks about the the power of central government, privatization of government services, Reaganism, and the meaning of collective identity.
- September 28, 1988 | A World of IdeasPhilosopher John Searle takes a detailed and passionate look back on the student activism of the 1960s.