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Volume 29, Number 2, Spring 2014

Table of Contents

Readers Respond


A Living Wage — Not a Minimum Wage

Pope Francis and the Christian Renewal He Seeks

Rethinking Religions

The Tikkun Passover Supplement

Loving-Kindness to the Thousandth Generation

Politics & Society

Political Posters for the Twenty-First Century: A Spotlight on the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

What Do the Suicides of Fifty-Year-Old Men Reveal?: The Public Health Emergency Exposes an Economic and Existential Crisis

Special Section: Does America Need a Left?

Does America Need a Left?: An Introduction

Why the Left Needs America: A Response to Eli Zaretsky’s Why America Needs a Left: A Historical Argument

The Past, Present, and Future of the American Left

Enter the Alter-Left: Reviving Our Revolutionary Nerve

Joining the Party for a More Powerful Left

Prospects for a Resurgence of the U.S. Left

Climate Disaster Demands an Ecological Left

What Kind of Left Does America Need?

Liberalism and the Left



Faith and the Metaphor Muscle

A Secular Analysis of Evil

Joyful Poems of Leave-Taking and Transience


Joe Louis’s Fist

The Legend of How the Tao Te Ching Came Into Being on Laotse’s Journey Into Exile

I Am Grateful

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