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The fight over the American Jobs Plan reflects a long history of competing visions of public works—and, most of all, who should benefit from rebuilding.
Food is becoming a target for anti-Islam politics.
John R. Bowen
Not all research is at stake, however, only work that reveals the role of ethnic Poles in the persecution of Poland’s Jews.
The Greens are on track to become Germany’s second strongest party. For many, this is proof that abandoning radicalism was the right choice, but a new novel offers valuable insights into why it should be recovered.
A proposed French bill says so. But, strictly speaking, there can be no such thing as blasphemy within the terms of secular public order.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Nadia Marzouki
A recent report neglects to mention how France forced Arab Jews to adopt the European persona of Jew as citizen and see Arabs and Muslims as others.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
Defying conventional political labels and capitalizing on widespread distrust, a range of new movements share the conviction that all power is conspiracy.
William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
The award-winning documentary ‘Honeyland’ sets out to offer a timeless environmental parable, but in the process it also explores misconceptions about the region’s culture and history.
With few restrictions and no tracing of the disease’s spread, the government is relying upon Swedish character and traditions to see it through the pandemic.
Germany's low death rate and quick payout of relief to workers makes a case for social democracy as preparedness.
The winner of the National Book Award for Translated Literature serves up an apocalyptic vision of Hungarian society.
30 years after the Wall, the story of Berlin's anarchist utopia.
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