• 55 Voices for Democracy: “Democracy and Emphatic Talk” by Jan Philipp Reemtsma

    Jan Philipp Reemtsma talks about the importance of emphatic rhetoric in democracy for the Thomas Mann House series "55 Voices for Democracy."

    After an Opposition Victory, Istanbul’s Youth Feel Emancipated and Precarious

    Kaya Genç discusses the recent political trends among Turkish youth.

    Why I Don’t Write

    Robert Wood explains why not writing is a deliberate choice — and he's stronger for it.

    Impeachment, Executive Power, and Genocide

    Michelle Tusan looks at the expanding use of the Executive Order in American politics.

    How I Almost Had Dinner with Dave Letterman, and Walked Away

    Deanne Stillman reflects on a meeting that was never meant to be with a king of the comedy world.

    The Nonbinary 19th Century

    Rachel Mesch dives into the history of pronoun preference and resistance to it.