How to Sharpen a Nonviolent Movement
In the past three decades nonviolent social protest has become the most reliable path to democracy. However, not all nonviolent mobilization campaigns succeed. To examine why some nonviolent campaigns are more successful than others, we analyze…
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The right only debates with itself: their view and their version of the left. Fighting with that is near impossible
Why Zelenskyy's background in comedy really matters
Forget about Paddington for a minute. The comedy that made Zelenskyy famous was also political
"Trump's Ironic Effect on Satire"
Check out this new essay on how Trump changed satire published by Film Quarterly.
Fear My Rubber Duck!
McClennen and Popovic write a piece drawn from their new book for Tea After Twelve.
Trevor Noah's wit is an effective weapon against white supremacy and defense of police violence
There is nothing funny about police violence. But Noah’s satire exposes the racism and stupidity supporting it.