Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

Hijacked Organic, Limited Local, Faulty Fair Trade: What’s a Radical to Eat?

As the food movement has moved from the countercultural fringe to become a mainstream phenomenon, organic, local, and fair trade advocates have been beset by criticism from overt foes and erstwhile allies alike.

George Takei’s Social Media Activism


A Nobel Prize for Drone Strikes?: Obama’s War on Terror

Are you between age 16 and 60 in a part of the global South targeted by the Pentagon? Until proven innocent, you're counted as a combatant if hit.

The Pope and the Poor

On the divided reaction to the announcement of Pope Francis I.

¿Adoptará el nuevo papa la teología de la liberación?

La “opción preferencial por los pobres”, la idea antes radical de que Dios se alinea e identifica con los oprimidos y empobrecidos, ha sido convertida en corriente dominante como doctrina teológica católica.

Will the Next Pope Embrace Liberation Theology?

The “preferential option for the poor,” the once-radical idea that God identifies with the oppressed and impoverished, has been mainstreamed as Catholic theological doctrine.

How Many Gun Massacres More?

A radical proposal would go well beyond controlling the most aggressive semi-automatic rifles and curbing arms sales to the world's worst dictatorships. It would also demand a change in our political system.