Nature and Progress

I am grateful for Max Ajl’s spirited reply to my “Two Hurricanes” piece. However, some of Ajl’s arguments are in competition with each other, which makes it difficult to respond. In an attempt to dismiss my concern that the social pessimism of environmentalism produces apathy rather than action, Ajl asks “does any mass movement proceed […]

Wrong Reaction

In the current issue of the New York Review of Books, Mark Lilla reviews Corey Robin’s The Reactionary Mind. Like some other notable reviews, Lilla’s claims that Robin got the subject right but the argument wrong. Robin should have written a different book—the book that the reviewer, in this case Lilla, would have written. In […]

Alex Gourevitch

Alex Gourevitch is coeditor of The Current Moment and an assistant professor of Political Science at McMaster University.