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On Erasing One’s Heritage and the Myth of Race in America

Race is the opposite of what we were always told. It can be distorted to keep people isolated.

The Unbearable Pettiness of the New Nationalism

No amount of healthcare or job retraining is going to appease someone whose real problem is multiculturalism and a tolerant, liberal society.

Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland” Got Me All Worked Up

In "Fantasyland," Americans are fundamentally kooky believers in anything; sometimes for the good, sometimes not.

All Hail “The Crown” (and the Queen)

Peter Morgan's Netflix series offers catharsis for uneasy times.

Meghan Markle Is More Than “Descended From Slaves”

To say that Markle is descended from slaves on her maternal side, solely, is to deny the truth.

Political Theatre Thrives Once More in Brexit-Era London

British audiences are going where there's political theatre.

Could “I, Daniel Blake” Rekindle the Healthcare Debate?

The main character in Ken Loach’s latest film, I, Daniel Blake, instantly creates a connection with the audience because his experiences are those that...

“Elite” Is Not a Dirty Word

Elitism is the only thing that can save the democratic world order.

American Flag Art Has Better Things To Be Than Patriotic

American flag art is, surprisingly or not, consistent in its negative critique of the US.

At JFK’s Centenary, Historian Steven Watts Views a Mixed Legacy

"JFK and the Masculine Mystique" looks at how extreme male energy branded the early 1960s.

At Davos & UN, Xi Firms China’s Global-Leader Status

China's president uses global forums to push cooperation, oppose U.S. hegemony.

The Presidency Is One Thing, But…

Remember: we have three branches of government. And this one needs your help.

What Does It Mean To Love America?

"I no longer wish to 'perform' patriotism in order to be palatable to others."

In Election Season, Americans Choose Their Own Adventure

In literary terms, we're gambling on America’s sequel.

I’ll See Your Brexit and Raise You a Trump

If Trump follows Leave, what of artists and social responsibility?

Your Wallet and Life Crave Water and Air

Do you believe air pollution and water scarcity will abate?

Will U.S.-Russia Syria Pact Avoid World War?

It's doubtful the ceasefire will last, but maybe U.S. and Russia can avoid nuclear war.

Mind the Gap, London, and Farewell

England has given me a gift: a pair of gimlet eyes.

Latino-American Artists Meld History, Present

Portraying the Latino experience in America to challenge right-wing scare tactics.

Your Freedoms and the TPP, TTIP, and RCEP

Hundreds of thousands of activists, including a Nobel Prize-winning economist, oppose the secretive "free-trade" deals.
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