The Historian And The Politician

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An online intellectual fight shows the limits of the historical perspective in politics.

Nelson Mandela: Why the Backlash is Wrong

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Wilkine Brutus on how the absurd comments against Mandela are lacking the full scope of context.

On This Thanksgiving Let’s Be Thankful For Our Politics

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Ten things political junkies should be thankful for this holiday.

Response From an “Angry” Black Man

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Travis Bryant believes that instead of perpetuating stereotypes about black men, we should seek to find solutions through reforms in education and mass incarceration.

The Russell Wilson Problem

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Travis Timmons wanted to quit football. As a fan he didn’t want to be complicit in the head injuries so many players suffer. But then along came Russell Wilson.

Changing the Politics of Street Harassment Means More Men Must Step Up

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Nico Lang was thirteen when he was given his first Playboy, along with the message that “real men” make women into objects for their own pleasure.

Everyone Is on the ‘Down Low’ These Days

Tweet (I’m often asked what has happened to a particular person, or trend, that I’ve written about in The New York Times Magazine. People want to know what happened to the transgender middle-schooler, M., who was secretly living as a boy. Or they want to know how the young gay married couples I profiled are […]