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April 12, 2021
Julian Aguon’s Poetic Riposte to American Empire
The CHamoru lawyer discusses the militarization of Guam and his new book,
The Properties of Perpetual Light
April 5, 2021
The General, the Mistress, and the Love Stories That Blind Us
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez discusses her new book on Isabel Cooper, a Filipina American actress and Douglas MacArthur’s lover.
March 24, 2021
The Modi Government Is a Regime of Low-Intensity Terror
Stanford University anthropologist Thomas Blom Hansen discusses the rise of anger, brutality, and violence in Indian public life.
March 17, 2021
Harry and Meghan’s Interview Has Given a Welcome Boost to the Anti-Monarchy Movement
Let’s also abolish the monarchical thinking that defers to oligarchy in the UK and the US.
March 12, 2021
The Rise of the East Will Not End the Empire of the West
China has no interest in destroying the system on which its success was built.
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March 9, 2021
The Future of Postcolonial Thought
A pair of books—one by Walter Mignolo and Catherine Walsh, another by Achille Mbembe—
consider the unfulfilled promise of decolonization.
February 18, 2021
In Okinawa, the US Military Seeks a Base Built on the Bones of the War Dead
Japan is using earth from a battlefield filled with human remains to build the foundation of a US military installation.
January 5, 2021
A Women’s Boxing Team Grows in Gaza
In the midst of extreme privation, a new team in Gaza offers something like hope.
December 15, 2020
Why the Cleveland Indians Will Change Their Name
We have a younger generation that is more diverse and less tolerant of intolerance—and Major League Baseball knows it.
December 1, 2020
Privatizing Puerto Rico
The rushed sell-off of the territory’s electrical utility is part of a larger move to gut public goods for private profit.