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Imperialism news and analysis from The Nation
May 31, 2022
Letters From the June 13/20, 2022, Issue
US imperialism and anti-Asian violence… Abortion activism… Involuntary psychiatry…
May 16, 2022
The British Empire’s Worldwide Devastation
Caroline Elkins’s new history of the British Empire is a damning account of its violent crimes against its subjects.
Howard W. French
May 8, 2022
The Son of Ferdinand Marcos May Be Hours From Returning the Family to Power
As Bongbong Marcos has worked to launder his father’s reputation, his campaign has been helped—and haunted—by an unlikely source: the legacy of US intervention.
March 8, 2022
Letters From the March 21/28, 2022, Issue
Holding to account…
January 25, 2022
The Surprising History of the Comic Book
Since their initial popularity during World War II, comic books have always been a medium for American counterculture and for nativism and empire.
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December 7, 2021
When the United Fruit Company Tried to Buy Guatemala
How a sitting, elected national government found itself in the position of having to buy its own country.
Olúfémi O. Táíwò
November 22, 2021
Donald Duck Quacks Again as Chile Elects a New President
A half-century after it fed the Pinochet regime’s bonfire of heretical books, a celebrated “handbook of decolonization” has new relevance to a country on the brink of a momentous choice.
November 2, 2021
What if City Governments Paid Reparations?
Evanston, Ill., will lead the way in December, when it awards Black residents the first reparations provided by a municipal government.
November 2, 2021
Guam: Resisting Empire at the “Tip of the Spear”
The Pentagon is increasing its forces on the US territory, but Indigenous residents are fighting back.
October 4, 2021
Grace Cho’s Memoir of Food and Empire
Intertwining a personal story of Korean food ways and a family history caught in the midst of violence,
Tastes Like War
tests the limits, and shows the power, of memoir.
E. Tammy Kim