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The Metric System: An Enduring Revolutionary Dream

24 June 2019

By Emma Prevignano Speakers at the Open Session of the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) described the revision of the International System of Units (SI) as “the...

Flora Tristan: Radical Socialist, Feminist, and First Internationalist

17 June 2019

By Kevin Duong In the summer of 1843, French feminist and activist Flora Tristan published a short book, L’Union ouvrière, or The Workers’ Union. Progressive French...

Book Raffle: Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth

11 June 2019

Rosenfeld, Sophia, Democracy and Truth: A Short History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Press and...

Democracy and Truth: An Interview with Sophia Rosenfeld

10 June 2019

***This interview is part of our ‘Featured Books’ series.*** In Democracy and Truth: A Short History, Sophia Rosenfeld examines the way in which truth functions in democracies,...