Jeet Heer
Senior Editor

Generation PTSD: What the "Trigger Warning" Debate Is Really About
May 20, 2015

Critics of the "new political correctness" have impulses that are deeply embedded within American culture.  

Marco Rubio Wants to Scare Americans into Voting for Him
May 19, 2015

GOP presidential candidates are issuing dire warnings about national security. It will backfire.

Jonathan Franzen's “Bad” Sex Writing Isn't His Fault
May 15, 2015

All sex writing looks bad out of context.

A Message for the British Labour Party: Don't Ally With Separatists
May 10, 2015

It didn't work out in Canada, and it's not working out in Britain now.

The Aesthetic Failure of 'Charlie Hebdo'
The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s
May 08, 2015

The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s.

How Did Everybody Suddenly Become an Expert on French Visual Satire?
May 06, 2015

'Charlie Hebdo' is a complicated issue, so it's worth going to informed sources, not instant experts.

The Anti-Islam Exhibit Attacked in Texas Is a Clearer Free Speech Case Than 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 04, 2015

The most clarifying test cases for free speech involve the defense of the vile. 

Acting Without Thinking
The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy
April 24, 2015

The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy.

Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back
April 17, 2015

The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.

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