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Liberties, a journal of Culture and Politics, is essential reading for those engaged in the cultural and political issues and causes of our time.
Liberties features serious, independent, stylish, and controversial essays by significant writers and leaders throughout the world; new poetry; and, introduces the next generation of writers and voices to inspire and impact the intellectual and creative lifeblood of today's culture and politics.
In this issue of Liberties: Cass R. Sunstein - The Supreme Court Gone Wrong; Carissa Veliz - Digitization is Surveillance; Ekaterina Pravilova - The Autocrat's War; Richard Taruskin - What is Bad Taste; Jonathan Zimmerman - Memoirs of a White Savior; Richard Wolin - The Cult of Carl Schmitt; Mark Polizzotti - Surrealism and Cancellation; Andrew Butterfield - Dante During Covid; Scott Spillman - The Strange History of the Slave Songs; Leora Batnitzky - The Sacrifice of Edith Stein; Helen Vendler - Sylvia Plath on Motherhood; Jared Marcel Pollen - Was Havel Right?; Celeste Marcus - The Curse of the Radical Israeli Right; Leon Wieseltier - The Future of Nature; and new poems by Claire Malroux, Marissa Grunes, Paula Bohince.
Leon Wieseltier is the editor of Liberties.Celeste Marcus is the managing editor of Liberties.Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and is the author, among other books, of This is Not Normal.Carissa Veliz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI, as well as a Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data.Ekaterina Pravilova is a professor of history at Princeton, and the author of A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia.Richard Taruskin, the great musicologist, died in July. He was the author, among many books, of the Oxford History of Western Music.Claire Malroux is a French poet and translator and the author of Daybreak: New and Selected Poems translated by Marilyn Hacker. Henri Cole is an American poet and translator, and the author most recently of Blizzard: Poems.Richard Wolin is a professor of intellectual history at CUNY Graduate Center in New York. His new book, Heidegger in Ruins: Between Philosophy and Ideology, will be published this winter.Mark Polizzotti is the author among other books of Revolution of the Mind: The Life of Andre Breton, and a translator. He is the publisher and editor in chief of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Jonathan Zimmerman is a Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author most recently of Free Speech: And Why You Should Give a Damn.Marissa Grunes is a poet whose work has appeared in Nautilus, Atlas Obscura, and The Paris Review.Andrew Butterfield is a scholar of Renaissance and Baroque Art.Scott Spillman is a writer based in Denver.Leora Batnitzky is the Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies at Princeton.Helen Vendler is the A Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita at Harvard University. Sylvia Plath's "Morning Song" is from Collected Poems (HarperCollins Publishers, 1992). Copyright (c) 1960, 1965, 1971, 1981 by the Estate of Sylvia Plath. Editorial matter copyright (c) 1981 by Ted Hughes.Jared Marcel Pollen is a writer living in Prague. His book Venus&Document was published last spring.Paula Bohince is the author of three books of poetry, including Swallows and Waves.