A journal for young writers to think through – and write for – the world we are about to inherit.


BRINK arrives at a moment of profound unease. Our nation is at odds with itself, unsure of what it is and what it wants to be. Our world has grown wary of democracy, of globalism, of the virtues of progress and diversity, and opportunistic strongmen have capitalized. The environment, scientists tell us, will soon yield to our repeated assaults, and will change in devastating ways. And millennials, raised in the warm afterglow of the End of History, have only now begun to realize how much we need to fight for and how much we need to preserve.

Our generation cannot fail to to confront this moment head-on. 




Interpreting Homer

No one knows who the Greek poet Homer was. Or if he was just one person. Or if he was a he.

Max Norman reviews Emily Wilson's new translation of the Odyssey.

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The Worst System Possible (Aside from all the others)

The past decades have not been kind to the average individual living in an advanced capitalist economy.

Simone Paci reviews Giacomo Corneo's Is Capitalism Obsolete?

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Shrinking the Planet

Daniel LoPreto probes the globalization of the fight for civil rights.

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