Recent calls to bring back asylums suggest that confinement can be benevolent, even rehabilitative—but, in reality, “a prison is a prison is a prison.”
What to do with the affective legacies of the Iranian left?
Women invented cyberspace. Yet today’s internet rewards misogyny with fame, wealth, and power. Could it be otherwise?
To ask what kind of city Los Angeles is today is, also, to wonder what kind of city it could be tomorrow.
Ten years later, the Gezi Park protests continue to shape Turkish politics.
“You cannot divorce domestic empire from international empire. Those histories created one another.”
Public Books and the Sydney Review of Books have partnered to exchange a series of articles with international concerns.
Is it ever possible to reconcile clashing visions of national memory?
“I’m very skeptical about the ability of people in positions of power and privilege—including intellectuals—to name truths about the world.”
“For good or ill, freedom and solidarity and social justice are not things we can get quickly.”
The 1990s are usually seen as a moment of tranquility. Cold War won, business booming, history at an end. Nothing could be further from the truth.
People are familiar with how big the Japanese and South Korean economies are, but Indonesia is a rising power in Asia with a large labor force, and it’s very rarely being talked about.
2022 was the deadliest year on record for Mexican journalists. And this, in turn, portends dark days for journalists the world over.
In 1910, the new mayor didn’t promise speed, but pledged “to do all our limited means permit to make Milwaukee a better place for every citizen.”
Armageddon Time is undercut by the very forces it hopes to expose: white complicity, forged through the exploitation of Black life.
Individual protests, like those in Hong Kong, may be defeated. But the global protest movement is only beginning.
From the start of Armenia’s independence in 1991, Turkey took a hostile position toward its erstwhile victim of genocide. That hostility remains.
The radical simplifications that flow from nationalism shrink the possibilities to understand the other.
These new DHS-funded graphic novels want to train citizens to be critical readers of all kinds of information, except their own propaganda.
A more critical consciousness of the connections between family, health, race, and gender was brewing among food allergy advocates in the exceptionally catastrophic summer of 2020.