b2 has decided to expand its engagement with intellectuals and artists from around the world, and from within and outside academia. We will launch a series of collaborations and exchanges within and outside the US to enable us better to interrogate the world we currently inhabit. Having relaunched ourselves a few years ago by closing the journal to unsolicited or unapproved submissions, we aim now to become a more active and purposive collective, a center, for progressive thinking and intellectual work. We will enhance the journal’s international involvements, hoping to dedicate more of our resources to the work of colleagues in different parts of the world. Politically, our aim is to help understand current configurations of power and open new lines of thought, drawing on historical resources, that meet our new realities.