Johan van der Walt (Luxembourg): When Time Breaks: The Hiatus of Refugee Status. Richard Marshall interviews Matthew Lister on globalisation, immigration and refugees. “Nothing is more dangerous for human beings than to be forgotten”: Kerry Mackereth interviews Seyla Benhabib on Donald Trump, Hannah Arendt, and the refugee crisis. Masha Gessen on “the right to have rights” and the plight of the stateless. The refugee detectives: Inside Germany’s high-stakes operation to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders. How the red scare shaped the artificial distinction between migrants and refugees.


Robert Hassink and Huiwen Gong (Kiel) and Pedro Marques (Valencia): Moving Beyond Anglo-American Economic Geography. Sweden distributes “be prepared for war” leaflet to all 4.8m homes. ABC canceled Roseanne’s show over a racist tweet — her feed’s been full of racism and conspiracy theories for a decade. Roseanne is gone, but the culture that gave her a show isn’t (and more). Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria. From Rorotoko, Arturo Escobar on his book Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds; and David A. Weintraub on his book Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go. You can download On Kings by David Graeber and Marshall Sahlins.


From the Daily Dot, Mike Rothschild goes inside the 25,000 sealed indictments fueling the QAnon conspiracy; and the truth is out there, and r/conspiracy is gonna find it. Trump pulls conspiracy theories from the fringes to the Oval Office. Trump’s latest conspiracy theory might be his craziest yet. Why Trump falsely accuses the media of making up sources. Trump’s plan for political survival: Blame Obama for everything. Tim Hayward (Edinburgh): In Praise of Conspiracy Theory. Joshua Hart and Molly Graether (Union): Something’s Going on Here: Psychological Predictors of Belief in Conspiracy Theories. You can download Conspiracy Panics: Political Rationality and Popular Culture by Jack Bratich (2008).

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