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Colonialism news and analysis from The Nation
November 29, 2017
‘The Party Continues’: Don’t Expect Big Changes in Southern Africa
Robert Mugabe and Isabel dos Santos might be out, but the region’s ruling parties aren’t going anywhere.
November 21, 2017
Robert Mugabe and the Poisonous Legacy of British Colonialism
Britain left behind two evil legacies when Zimbabwe gained independence: the harsh lesson that violence works, and a grotesquely unequal distribution of farmland.
October 31, 2017
These Indigenous Movements Are Forcing the US to Reckon With Its Past
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance: New York to Seattle
May 24, 2017
Puerto Rico’s Political and Economic Crisis Deepens
This month has seen massive protests against austerity, bankruptcy proceedings, and the return of a prodigal hero.
May 16, 2017
How China Is Building the Post-Western World
Beijing’s Belt and Road project may be the largest single infrastructure program in human history.
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April 6, 2017
The Crisis of the Liberal Order and Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age of Anger’
Fundamental reformation is required, if we are to do better than the world he describes.
February 17, 2017
When Does Renaming a Building Make Sense?
At Yale, the decision to rename a college named after an outspoken defender of slavery was not taken lightly.
January 5, 2017
Birth of an Imperial Nation
A new history of 19th-century America captures how the United States was always an empire.
November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving Celebrates Migrants Seeking Refuge From Intolerance and Threats
Thanksgiving is a holiday for what conservatives call “multicultural pieties”—for embracing diversity, for sharing our prosperity, for recalling the history of welcoming the stranger.
November 19, 2016
Seeing Mars, Seeing Red
As the climate warms and this planet of ours continues sprinting toward extinction, we’re seeing the cultural fixation with Mars take center stage.