The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.
The events behind his story Benito Cereno are more than two centuries old, but the deceptions of racial inferiority that Melville exposes resonate today.
An alliance is born between anti-gay, anti-abortion American groups and the Russian Orthodox Church.
Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.
The modern national security state can be understood as a proselytizing warrior religion, complete with its own sacred texts, holy orders and warrior priests.
A systematic look at the patterns of rights abuses in the United States’ domestic “war on terror” since September 11, 2001.
As the government embraces a “counter-radicalization” approach to counterterrorism, prosecutors are turning radical beliefs into criminal acts.
Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.
With Duck Dynasty, A&E has a golden opportunity to get real.
How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop