Dissent is a quarterly magazine rooted in radical democracy, founded in New York in 1954, and edited by Michael Kazin and Timothy Shenk. The magazine is published by the Foundation for the Study of Independent Social Ideas.
Together with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, Dissent announced an Archive project digitising several short-lived literary magazines, and providing access to them online, in 2014. And they also launched a labor podcast in 2013.
Quickly established as one of America’s leading intellectual journals, Dissent has published articles by Hannah Arendt, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, A. Philip Randolph, Michael Harrington, Dorothy Day, Bayard Rustin, Czesław Miłosz, Barbara Ehrenreich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Chinua Achebe, Ellen Willis, Octavio Paz, Martha Nussbaum, Roxane Gay, among others. And it takes pride in cultivating the next generation of labor journalists, cultural critics, and political polemicists.