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The celebration of Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ reflects the continued priority of elite preferences over the needs and struggles of ordinary people.
An interview with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the future of environmental politics.
Noam Chomsky, Robert Pollin, C. J. Polychroniou
As the 2020 presidential election nears, internationalists are plotting their return. But they still haven’t learned from the failure of liberal universalism.
On the seventy-fifth anniversary of Hiroshima, it is increasingly clear that white supremacy sustains the U.S. nuclear arsenal, while the country's approach to nuclear weapons reinforces racism at home.
Not by repudiating democracy but by simulating it, a new book argues.
William E. Scheuerman
Your fourth of July reading.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
Erdogan is all too easily labelled a populist. But the reasons for his popularity are more complicated.
From scrapbooks to family albums, the people of Kashmir have recorded their history in photographs. A new book presents their visual testimonies.
After Turkey's failed 2016 coup, retribution has become a farcical national obsession.
The UN's World Humanitiarian Summit came up empty-handed.
Elizabeth Cullen Dunn
The neglect and abuse of Pakistan's tribal areas.
For female travel writers, it's a risk.
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Robin D. G. Kelley
Alex de Waal
Michael Patrick Lynch
Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, David Singh Grewal
Joshua Cohen, Boston Review
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