Nobody knows what will be useful in the future. And this is why we so often find humanistic activities in the seeds and roots of STEM.
Opposition to imperialism unites the struggles of our times. To recognize empire is to take a necessary step towards a more just world.
Both America First nationalism and postwar liberalism refuse to face the challenges of the globalized world that America itself inaugurated.
What happens when a regime founded upon exclusion, racism, nationalism, and an authoritarian leader ends? In Spain, such a regime never really ended.
Today, Jewish philanthropy—like all philanthropy—is big business, thanks to US philanthropy’s torturous entanglement with US capitalism.
Confronting painful pasts gives society an opportunity to change. This is why those invested in the amnesiac status quo fight against memory.
By France’s twisted logic, acknowledging race equals attacking the Republic.
In Nazi Europe, countless books were banned. So those who saved books—whether university archivists or Jewish scholars—became smugglers.
Both the definition of “intelligence” and the tech industry are deeply entwined with white domination. Will white-supremacist AI be the result?
Remember that anti-Black violence has been the central dynamic of US history—and how Black women have struggled with this violence for centuries.
Hazzard was given to lingering in the fraught silences that follow great tumult, taking the time to find something worth saying.
Once, abolitionists had to imagine a world without slavery. Can we similarly envision a world where migrants are offered justice?
St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
The status of the Ottoman Empire and its extraterritorial treaties were left in violent limbo at Versailles. This impacts the world to this day.
Middle Eastern borders, democratic defeats, the US War on Terror: all this flows from the Treaty of Versailles, now just over a century old.
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
What histories do we inherit? In the current crisis of Brexit—which points to larger global shifts toward nationalism and xenophobia—there is no more urgent a ...
“I strongly lay claim to imagination, because to us Black women for a long time the possibility of imagination had been negated.”
Both violent surveillance and disease risk were integral to Atlantic slavery. That same war against Black people continues today.
Comedy demands a fall guy—someone upon whom the absurdity crashes and yet who emerges unscathed. And in comedy, Buster Keaton remains unrivaled.