The Once and Future Liberal reviews: identity and the American body politic

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Columbia professor Mark Lilla guesses an obsession with identity politics has wrecked American liberalism. Two novelists respond to his provocative new book Charles Kaiser Charles Kaiser. Photo: Joe Stouter Charles Kaiser, formerly a reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, is the author of 1968 in America, The Gay Metropolis and […]

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Facebook court filings hint at possible political future for Mark Zuckerberg

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Lawsuit over extent of CEOs control of company demonstrates committee voted to give him two-year leave if he serves in a government stance or office Mark Zuckerberg may intend to pursue government service while retaining control of Facebook, according to recently unsealed court filings in a case pitting the CEO against minority investors. The class-action […]

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Republicans repudiate climate change fears despite admonitions from scientists

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Ted Cruz has presented misinforming information in the Senate, scientists say, while Marco Rubio repudiates destroying our economy despite pleas for action coming from officials in his own state They have bloviated about carpet bombing, bickered about walls, and waxed anti-Muslim and -migrant, but over more than 16 hours of debate, the Republican candidates for […]

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A topic tune for Trump supporters- stand by your conman | Emma Brockes

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Though the president is ruining life for his fanbase, many would vote for him again. And the sneery haters merely make things worse Every week for the past few months, news has emerged from across the US that Donald Trump advocates are suffering. In February it was farmers in Californias Central Valley, a demographic who […]

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From conservative hip-hop to white power boulder, rightwing politics inspires woeful music | Jeff Sparrow

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While hip-hop is perfectly capable of conservatism, successful relationships between rappers and rightwing politics generally take a somewhat different form Last month, Mark Seymour instructed the anti-Muslim group Reclaim Australia to cease playingthe Hunters and Collectors song Holy Grail at its rallies. We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over, he wrote. […]

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Is it too late to save the world? Jonathan Franzen on one year of Trump’s America

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As the ice shelves crumble and the Twitter president threatens to pull out of the Paris accord, Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis If an essay is something essayed – something hazarded , not definitive , not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and […]

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Hillary Clinton asks for landslide victory to rebuke Trump’s ‘bigotry and bullying’

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As Trump went on the attack, a confident Clinton fostered her backers to double down on their efforts during the final weeks of the 2016 campaign Hillary Clinton hinted at a possible landslide in the 8 November election, exhorting several thousand supporters at a San Francisco fundraiser on Thursday to help her have the kind […]

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