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Omnivore

Of the international system

Claire Vergerio (Leiden): Context, Reception, and the Study of Great Thinkers in International Relations. Mohamed Helal (Ohio State): Anarchy, Ordering Principles, and the Constitutive Regime of the International System. The future of the liberal order is conservative: Jennifer Lind and William C. Wohlforth on a strategy to save the system. Ted Fertik on getting out from under the “liberal international order”. From CRS, a report on Strategic Competition and Foreign Policy: What is “Political


Paper Trail

Anne Anlin Cheng talks to Sally Wen Mao about rage, Anna May Wong, and her new poetry collection, Oculus. “When I read about Wong, and her first-person accounts of her struggles, what I felt was more than empathy—it was identification. The feelings she wrote about did not require me to imagine, because I’ve felt them

Syllabi

Learning from Beyoncé

Kevin AllredBeyoncé Knowles-Carter makes perfect pop songs that also lend themselves to nuanced discussion of race, gender, sexuality, class, feminism, social justice, and so much more. For the past decade, I have

Daily Review

The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality

Bhaskar Sunkara’s Socialist Manifesto begins by entering an imaginary world. It’s 2018 and “you” are a die-hard fan of Jon Bon Jovi, “the most popular and critically acclaimed musician of this era.” So devoted are you to the singer-songwriter that you’ve found work at

Interviews

T Kira Madden

T Kira Madden grew up queer and biracial in Boca Raton, Florida, the only child of parents battling drug and alcohol addictions, In her widely-lauded debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, she details her coming-of-age and her search, admist such volatile circumstances, for connection and stability, She often finds those things—or semblances of them—in unlikely places.

Excerpt

A Writer for Our Time

Joshua Sperling

In the mid 1970s John Berger began a new life—and a new family—in a small mountain village outside Geneva in the Haute-Savoie. He was close to fifty. At first he and Beverly Bancroft did not live in the village of Quincy itself, but up the road in an old farmhouse.

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