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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 6, 2021
How to Avoid the Anti-Imperialism of Fools
The logic of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a recipe for empty cynicism.
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 22, 2021
Gangs Rule the Streets of Jovenel Moïse’s Haiti
A whole country has been kidnapped by a bloodthirsty, money-hungry cabal. And how does the US State Department respond? By calling for “dialogue.”
March 19, 2021
Anti-Asian Violence in America Is Rooted in US Empire
If we are to stop anti-Asian hatred in the United States, we must recognize how US foreign policy perpetuates it.
Terry K Park
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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.
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.
February 5, 2021
46 and Done: Why Joe Biden Should Be Our Last President
Parliamentary democracies give their citizens tuition-free college, state-subsidized child care, generous paid leave, socialized medicine. We get “Hail to the Chief.”