We often trip over historical analogies when trying to interpret the present. But the French writer offered a different way of thinking about time.

Historian Chris Wright argues that we need to rethink Marxism for our current crisis, but without expecting revolution to happen in one big disruptive moment.

Gaston Bachelard’s 1958 classic The Poetics of Space offers a fresh way of thinking about our increasingly cloistered existences.

But whatever a gift is and however we define it, we tend to think that we know what it is. We assume that when you or I say “gift” we are talking about the same thing—that what we mean is a given.

In October 1978, Derrick Bell, Harvard Law professor and soon-to-be Dean of the University of Oregon School of […]

Why do we play the shell game of the so-called “knowledge economy”? The reasons are many, and few […]

What is information, though? And what is intellectual property? These questions bring us back to the issue of […]