Our notions of freedom emerge from and depend on slavery.
Alex Gourevitch is an associate professor of political science at Brown University and the author of From Slavery To the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century.
Attacks on Obama over the rough rollout of the ACA hit the president where it hurts: his attempt to replace politics with expert management.
Focusing only on the intransigent right during the ongoing budget battles lets the weak, passive left off the hook.
For the Left, it will no longer do simply to be anti-austerity.
Generations of workers critiqued wage-labor in the name of republican liberty.
Why environmentalists’ fear of bigness dooms the developing world.