In an unpublished letter to The Guardian, EW makes a parallel between Black Power and women’s liberation.
Coming Down Again: After the Age of Excess (Village Voice, 1989)
EW grapples with the possibility of freedom amid the hangover of a feverish countercultural moment.
EW calls out the calculated hysteria of the government’s crackdown on drugs.
EW writes a letter in which she bluntly asks: “Is corporate capitalism itself incompatible with a free society?”
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EW’s scarily relevant essay on the question of how to be an intellectual within an economic system that’s utterly hostile to them.
EW and Russ Smith in a forum about the news of the day.
EW makes a convincing argument for why voting for radical leftists is important, even (especially) under the threat of conservatism.
EW calls on the Democrats to wake up and take a position against the right.
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EW responds to an article on the state of black politics.
Post-9/11, EW speculates what effect the attacks may have on our national character.
EW defends unions in academia.
EW’s quippy letter to the magazine addressing the appeal of Howard Dean.
EW writes on the state of politics a month before the 2004 elections.
EW and others get their bearings in the wake of the 2004 elections.
EW argues that, frankly, not all concepts are valid—namely, the fettering of intellectual freedom.
EW’s thoughts on utopia.
In which EW starts to analyze psychoanalysis’ role in politics.
EW argues that yes, the culture wars do matter, and why it’s dangerous to think otherwise.