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Child receives polio vaccine

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

Americans

To believe that our nation has always been exceptional requires a suppression of ordinary skepticism and a belief that calls for extraordinary arrogance.

Rian Malan

For Rian Malan, seeking atonement doesn’t necessarily mean one will attain it.

For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco. There are growing fears of a return to arms.

Albert Camus photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, circa 1945

Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.

Amy Wilentz

The tension between the personal and the political permeates new books on Haiti by Amy Wilentz and Jonathan M. Katz.

How Argentine fiction about the Malvinas War conspires in a trick of perspective.

Alain Mabanckou

In Black Bazaar, characters vent and stumble over their shared obsession with the colonial past.

Secret wars, secret bases and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.

The problem in Zimbabwe is not the president, it is the unequal distribution of land. 

Blogs

The genesis for the data-driven society of today can be traced to socialist Chile in the 1970s.  

October 23, 2014

Tragedies compound, as Israel bombs Gaza again.

July 7, 2014

Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

July 7, 2014

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014

For years now, evangelical activists from the United States have been speaking out against homosexuality and cheering on antigay legislation all over Africa.

April 4, 2014

There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.

January 15, 2014

Nelson Mandela has always recognized the real meaning of July 4.

July 3, 2013

It’s a real problem, but it’s Africa’s problem, not Washington’s.

January 24, 2013

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

A new book shows that the HIV virus was triggered by wanton imperial depredations.

February 28, 2012