Politics and History

Nancy Fraser

Hinge points are moments of crisis where a new system can be made. Philosopher Nancy Fraser believes the particular crises we face today are so severe they actually present an opportunity.

the many ills of capitalism

Radical politics and radical movements are on the rise everywhere. Maybe they're all — in one way or another — a rebellion against capitalism.

Jim Thorpe on the football field, the Olympic track, and the baseball diamond.

Drawn from conversations with hip-hop artist Tall Paul, journalist Patty Loew and biographer David Maraniss, we hear stories from the NFL, from baseball, and, of course, from what made Thorpe a legend —the 1912 Olympic Games.

Jim Thorpe and his fellow players in a snowstorm

Jim Thorpe was stripped of the Olympic gold medals awarded to him in 1912, but activists finally got them back in 2022. Today, Thorpe's legacy is about more than medals or even correcting historic wrongs — young Native Americans are looking to him for inspiration.

Drawings of Jim Thorpe

During his traditional Sac and Fox funeral in Oklahoma, Jim Thorpe's body was stolen and sold to a small Pennsylvania town. His body is still there as a trophy and tourist trap. Native American activist Suzan Shown Harjo tells the story.

Athlete Jim Thorpe

A Native American hero — one of the greatest athletes the world has ever known — is now being celebrated by a new generation.

workers waiting for a job interview

In this final part of our series, we’re talking about work — specifically the right to meaningful work.

An X-ray of a mind

PTSD and other mental health challenges can push people into poverty. How do you break the cycle? How do we truly care for people mentally and financially?

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