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April 28, 2020
Comparing the US’ and China’s Response to Covid-19
When humanity emerges from this crisis, the standing global order may look quite different.
March 24, 2020
The Young Lords’ Revolution
A new book looks at the history of the Afro-Latinx radical activist group and how their influence continues to be felt.
March 11, 2020
Jessica Hagedorn Looks Back on the Legacy of ‘Dogeaters’
We talked to the author about the enduring influence of her now 30-year-old novel on life in Marcos-era Philippines.
February 10, 2020
The Vexed History of Zionism and the Left
A new book asks why the left fell out of love with Zionism, but what it reveals is why liberal Zionists fell out of love with the left.
January 20, 2020
Slavery, and American Racism, Were Born in Genocide
Martin Luther King Jr. saw something essential about our nation: Imperial expansion west over stolen Indian land shaped and deepened the American Revolution’s relationship to slavery.
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January 7, 2020
The 2010s Were a Decade of Imperial Overreach. Trump Is Making It Worse.
Historically, such an approach does not end well, and there is ample evidence that Trump’s foreign policy is failing nearly everywhere.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 6, 2020
The Tiki Bar Resurgence of the Trump Era
It’s tacky and willfully inauthentic. Of course it’s popular again.
December 23, 2019
Decolonization and the Pursuit of an Egalitarian International Order
A new book looks at the mid-20th century cohort of African and Caribbean leaders who attempted to demand new rules from the world system.
December 18, 2019
America’s First ‘Endless War’ Was Fought in the Philippines
The Moro War, an ill-fated military campaign that began in 1899, is a grim reminder of our long—and ongoing—history of imperialism.
December 10, 2019
The West Does Not Have a Copyright on Justice
British scholar Priyamvada Gopal discusses the hidden histories of anticolonialism.