Democracy

Attila Mong

Aria Chiodo

Maxine Both

War-like pictures depicting France set a light by violent clashes between police and the “Gilets Jaunes”, or “Yellow Vests” movement, circulated widely in the media this past month.

Nina Milhaud

Last month, during her first address to the Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet, the new leader of the United Nations council, called on China to allow in monitors after deeply disturbing allegations of large re-education camps where Uighurs would be detained in China’s western Xinjiang province.

Conor BarnesPeter Limberg

“My friends, this election is about more than who gets what. It is about who we are. It is about what we believe, and what we stand for as Americans. There is a religious war going on in this country, a cultural war as critical to the kind of nation we shall be as the Cold War itself, for this war is for the soul of America.” — Pat Buchanan, Address to the Republican National Convention, August 17, 1992

 

Aria Chiodo

Alia B. Martin

Ricky Ochoa-Kaup

Aria Chiodo

The 2018 PEN World Voices Festival boasted a theme of Resist and Reimagine, with events, panels, and readings exploring various modes of resistance (to intolerance, fascism, racism, sexism, to name a few), as well as different modes of communication and creativity. The festival (now in its 14th year) has a continual devotion to international and multicultural voices coming together, letting new writers be heard, and bringing established writers and activists together in conversation.

Omar Baig

In “The Procession of Simulacra,” Jean Baudrillard made the following points on Watergate and the nature of political scandals:

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