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Black Lives Matter
150th Anniversary Events
November 18, 2015
Michael Walzer, Revolutionologist
The political theorist’s new book on national liberation can’t answer one key question: Why have those words become obsolete?
October 29, 2015
Imperialism With an Internationalist Face
In her masterful new study of the League of Nations, Susan Pedersen shows how the organization helped prolong the era of colonialism.
October 22, 2015
The Noisy Silence of Picasso’s Guitars
His sculptures reveal the artist’s secret affinities with nascent anti-colonialist movements.
September 25, 2015
September 25, 1962: Algeria Declares Independence From France
“If there is trouble ahead, it can hardly be as bad as the trouble that has been left behind.”
September 2, 2015
What’s Happening in Guatemala?
With its government about to fall, Guatemala is finally questioning the neoliberal orthodoxy of the post–Cold War world.
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August 12, 2015
Is the United States Sliding Into War in Ukraine—as It Did in Vietnam?
And a tribute to Robert Conquest.
Stephen F. Cohen
July 27, 2015
From Opium Wars to Darwin’s Finches: A Brief History of Great Britain
History has shown us time and time again that we are only human.
July 8, 2015
The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It
The US government is at least partially responsible for the emergency, which is affecting millions of what are effectively second-class US citizens.
June 19, 2015
China Is Building a Massive Railway Across South America—at a Huge Human and Environmental Cost
How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.
June 11, 2015
Pakistan’s Neocolonial War
The Pashtuns of the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan are trapped between a brutal Taliban insurgency and a Pakistani government that treats them like colonial subjects.