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"There is nothing about Donald Trump that is in any way new for any of us who have been dealing with the patriarchal regimes that saturate this society."
On October 19, 2016, just three weeks before the U.S. presidential elections, Junot Díaz, fiction editor of Boston Review and author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, talked with BR Associate Editor Avni Majithia-Sejpal. Their wide-ranging conversation touched on Donald Trump, the mechanisms of patriarchy, the urgent work of feminism, genre fiction, and global dystopias.
In this video, excerpted from their conversation, Díaz dissects Trump's shamelessness and what it says about the world we live in. A longer podcast of their talk is here.
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Our well-being depends on a better understanding of how the logic of labor has twisted our relationship with pleasure.
“I was my father’s son. My father was Nai Nai’s least favorite.” A Taiwanese American man, driven from home by a secret, reevaluates his childhood memories of his grandmother.
MacArthur Genius Kelly Lytle Hernández makes the case for why U.S. history only makes sense when told as a binational story.