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August 23, 2021
Guam Was Ready to Help Relocate Afghans. Biden Ghosted.
In 1975, the US military evacuated nearly 112,000 Vietnamese refugees to Guam. Why wasn’t this strategy used now?
July 2, 2021
The True American Patriots Are the Anti-Imperialists
Two hundred years ago this week, our wisest secretary of state warned Americans against a career of empire.
June 30, 2021
‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 14, 2021
Raoul Peck’s World
Exterminate All the Brutes,
Peck offers a bold new history of colonialism and violence.
June 10, 2021
Here in Israel, the Perils of a Government of ‘No Politics’
The country’s new coalition government, whose only common ground is the desire to get rid of Benjamin Netanyahu, might just mark a turning point in Israel’s ability to avoid accountability for its actions.
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June 1, 2021
The Astrological Is Political
Why Alice Sparkly Kat uses postcolonial theory to read the stars.
May 17, 2021
The Nakba Is Now
With the explosion of Israeli violence this last week, Palestinians are experiencing a level of terror that is both new and painfully reminiscent of the terror of 1948.
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.