Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Reasons for optimism

Whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, we eventually rally and move forward.

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.

Empires are a secret until they start falling

As the US loses its position of global supremacy, we have an opportunity to fundamentally reshape what we as a nation represent.

Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the first person to understand climate change — more than...

As the world burns — and as kids sound the alarm — the original environmental scientist is worth revisiting.

A Review of Marcelo Gullo’s book: “International Relations: A Critical Theory from the South...

The book: “Relaciones internacionales: Una teoría crítica desde la periferia sudamericana” (International Relations: a Critical Theory from the South American periphery) contains...
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From a Lebanese refugee camp to Harvard, Ismail Ajjawi inspires other Palestinian students

Today marks a week since Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who was denied entry into the United States, began classes with...

Making the gun violence epidemic visible through art and activism

Leslie Lee calls herself an “artivist.” It’s a word combining art and activism, rooted in community and Latinx art from the late...

Should we worry about income gaps within or between countries?

At the beginning of classes every autumn, I tease my students with the following question: Is it better to be poor in...

Rigged: How globalization and the rules of the modern economy were structured to make...

The richest 1% have done extraordinarily well over the last four decades. But income has stagnated for the majority. This was not...

You don’t need a weatherman…

Taken from one of Bob Dylan's songs, Subterranean Homesick Blues, this lyric "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows"...