Transcending Trauma

Martha Sonnenberg reviews Rabbi Tirzah Firestone’s new book Wounds into Wisdom and argues that it helps us recognize “the ways in which we and others are affected by trauma, and what this may mean for healing the world.”

Graphic Eugene Debs

Martha Sonnenberg reviews this new graphic biography of Eugene V. Debs and argues that the book’s strength lies in how it connects social theory to political activism.

War with China?

Michael Klare warns that, even if a shooting war doesn’t erupt, a long-term geopolitical war of attrition between the U.S. and China will have debilitating consequences for both sides.

Cows

“The problem was excusable, almost: / that they thought there should be a place / in the world that would welcome them. / But why?” A new poem from Steven Kleinman.

Contrary Creatures

Victor Grossman uses a fictional beast––one with two heads, each pulling in opposite directions––as a metaphor for Germany’s current politics.

Reflections on BDS

Stephen Zunes writes that, although support for BDS has grown dramatically worldwide, “it has shown little in the way of tangible benefits for the Palestinians.”