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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

At the Paris Review, Kate Zambreno and Sarah Manguso discuss motherhood, capitalism, and Zambreno’s new book, Appendix Project. “The body is so often left out of the question of writing. I needed to be a writer after I gave birth—I needed to think and have a vehicle or container in which to think,” Zambreno said.

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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