Jim Sleeper, a writer and teacher on American civic culture and politics and a lecturer in political science at Yale, is the author of 'The Closest of Strangers: Liberalism and the Politics of Race in New York' (W.W. Norton, 1990) and 'Liberal Racism' (Viking, 1997, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). More of his articles and commentary are available at jimsleeper.com.
Trump’s impeachment trial already shows how far US democracy has been undermined
Institutional deadlock in Congress indicates a deeper and far more worrying threat to rational debate among American citizens
The pundits who said we had little to fear from Trump were wrong. So what now?
The outgoing president’s instincts were always authoritarian – which is why, even now, speaking out is vital.
Trump started a war against safe spaces, but then pledged to ‘Make America Safe Again’
Conservatives have a long history of advocating for safe spaces when it suits them and exploiting them when it doesn't.
A college that accepted slavery now exalts plutocracy
Blackstone boss Schwarzman wants Yale’s historic Commons to carry his name; and the university erases a second...
Today’s Christian-Jewish Zionist alliance imperils American Jewry
Jews’ long-standing security in the United States has relied on a hard-won consensus now being undermined by an...
What 'Citizen Bannon' misremembered and misread on his way to guiding Trump
What 'Citizen Bannon' misremembered and misread on his way to guiding Trump.