Author: Martin Crevier

What We’re Reading This Week

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Nuevo Cocinero Mejicano, 1872 (Source: Pazzo Books)

Joseph Satish

Ehsan Masood, “How China is redrawing the map of world science” , Nature

Zoe Jackson, “ARPANET and the Development of the Internet, 50 Years Later”, Perspectives on History

Prerna Gupta & M V Ramana, “A Decade After the Nuclear Deal”The India Forum

Mark Kinver, “Compassionate conservation is ‘seriously flawed'”, BBC News

Sean Phillips

Damon Salesa, “Decolonising the Pacific”, E-Tangata 

Katharina Rietzler, “The Hotel Majestic and the Origins of Chatham House”Chatham House

Joshua Specht, “American Bull“, Aeon 

Mary Hui, “The generations are warring in Hong Kong over the memory of Tiananmen”, Quartz

Yehor Brailian

Keith Lowe, “Was 1945 the World’s Year Zero?”, History Extra

Alexander Lee, “Enchiladas, a Culinary Monument to Colonialism”, History Today

Onni Gust, “Radical Books: Trans Like Me (2017), CN Lester,” Historical Workshop

Nicholas Germana, “Hegel and the Sphinx: The Riddle of World History”, JHI Blog

What We’re Reading This Week

Jean-Pascal Sébah, Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, 1890s (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

James Parker

Kapil Komireddi, “Five More Years of Narendra Modi Will Take India to a Dark Place,” The Guardian

Lauren MacIvor Thompson, “Abortion: The Archive Doesnt Lie, but Republicans Do“, Nursing Clio 

Elias Rodriques, “Building Another World: When the Black Panthers Came to Algeria,” The Nation 

Chloe Bordewich

Arafat Razzaque, “Who was the ‘real’ Aladdin? From Chinese to Arab in 300 Years,” Ajam Media Collective

Hala al-Bazri, “بدايات في ‘فرنجة التسطير’’: كيف واكب الشدياق انتقال الكتاب من النخبة إلى العامة,” Bidayat

Sam Haselby, “Muslims of Early America,” Aeon

Chris Szabla

Dexter Fergie, “The Department of Everything,” LA Review of Books 

Adam Shatz, “Orientalism Then and Now,” NYRB

Suzy Hansen, “Timeless Life of the Grand Bazaar,Lapham’s Quarterly

Thomas Wells, “Asshole Nationalism: Toward a New Theory of International Relations,ABC Religion and Ethics 
 

What We’re Reading This Week

Madeleine Albright and Richard Holbrooke, 1996 (Source: AFP/Getty Images)

Liat Spiro

Yuliya Komska, “In Search of an Anti-Fascist Language,” Boston Review 

Jan-Werner Müller, “Populism and the People,” LRB

K-Sue Park, “Self-Deportation Nation,” Harvard Law Review 

Tiger Zhifu Li

Greg Lockhart, “What we forget on ANZAC Day,” Pearls and Irritations

Kirsty Needham and Matthew Knott, “White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War,” NYT

Diver breaks record with deepest submarine voyage ever recorded, finds discarded plastic,” NZ Herald

Natalie C. Behrends

David A. Bell, “Daniel Bell at 100,” Dissent

John Schneider, “‘Working’: A Brief History of History,” LA Review of Books

George Packer, “The End of the American Century,” Atlantic Monthly

What We’re Reading This Week

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Hannah Arendt (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Matthew Bowser

Stephen Kinzer, “Inside Iran’s Fury”, Smithsonian Magazine

Soutik Biswas, “India election 2019: How sugar influences the world’s biggest vote”, BBC World News

Christopher Clark, “South Africa elections: What are the main issues?”, Al Jazeera

Mapping the Yemen Conflict”, European Council on Foreign Relations

Colin Bernard

Zach Messitte, “As nationalism surges, Italy must reckon with its fascist past“, The Washington Post

Paul Mason, “Reading Arendt Is Not Enough“, NY Books

Samuel Clowes Huneke, “Gay Liberation Beyond the Iron Curtain“, Boston Review

Shakar Rahav, “May Fourth for the World“, China Channel

Meghna Chaudhuri

Adam Shatz, “Trump’s America, Netanyahu’s Israel“, LRB

Nikhil Menon, “Jumbo Exports: India’s history of elephant diplomacy“, The Caravan

David Ciepley, “Wayward Leviathans: How America’s corporations lost their public purpose“, The Hedgehog Review

Sarah Franklin, “Nostalgic Nationalism: How a Discourse of Sacrificial Reproduction Helped Fuel Brexit Britain“, Cultural Anthropology

Rustam Khan

Michael Welton, “Navigating the Intricacies of Habermas“, Counter Punch

Prankaj Mishra, “The Mask It Wears“, LRB

Antonia Weiss and Tim Verlaan, “From Miers to Bjarke: Ten Moments in the Manly History of the Architect’s Model“, Failed Architecture

What We’re Reading This Week

Diego Rivera, Agrarian Leader Zapata, 1931 (Source: MOMA)

Sean Phillips

David Edgerton, “A misremembered Empire“, Tortoise Media

Heidi Tworek, “Information Warfare is Here to Stay”, Foreign Affairs

Rob Gilhooly, “Defining the Heisei Era: Just how peaceful were the past 30 years?“, The Japan Times

Editorial Board, “In Paraguay, Long a Haven for Corruption, Popular Protests Get Results“, New York Times.

David Agren, “Mexico battles over legacy of revolutionary Emiliano Zapata“, The Guardian

Yehor Brailian

Alexander Lee, “Jerk, an Authentic Taste of Jamaican Liberty“, History Today

Madhuri Karak, “Mahatma Gandhi, Master Mediator“, JSTOR DAILY

Adam Higginbotham, “Chernobyl: 7 People Who Played a Crucial Role in the World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster“, History Today

Dexter Govan

Michael Sonenscher, “The Politics of Old Europe“, LBR Blog 

Zeinab Badawi, “Women, hopeful for change, are driving Sudan’s uprising”Financial Times 

Michael Prodger, “An act of faith: resurrecting Notre Dame“, New Statesman

Joan Redmond, “My London history students’ knowledge of Ireland is, at times, shocking“, Irish Times 

Anna Coote, “Universal basic income doesn’t work. Let’s boost the public realm instead“, The Guardian

What We’re Reading This Week

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Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Winter Scene with a Bird-trap, 1601
(Source: Wikipedia Commons)

Joshua Milstein

Susan Pedersen, “I Want to Love It[Review of Richard J. Evans, Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History], LRB

Beda Magyar, “Hungary is Lost,Zeit Online

Yoav Di-Capua, “Making the Arab World: A Review [Di-Capua Reviews Fawaz Gerges],” LA Review of Books

James Parker

Mihir BoseAmritsar, 100 Years On, Remains an Atrocity Britain Cannot be Allowed to Forget,” The Guardian

Marwan Bishra, “The Art of Revolution: What Went Right in Sudan and Algeria,” Al Jazeera

Alyssa Battistoni, “States of Emergency: Imagining a Politics for an Age of Accelerated Climate Change,” The Nation

Ben Parker, “Rwanda: What Humanitarians Need to Remember 25 Years OnThe New Humanitarian

Liat Spiro

Darren Byler, “Ghost World,” Logic

Dagomar Degroot, “Did European colonisation precipitate the Little Ice Age?” Aeon 

Isra Syed, “Neoliberal Encasement Infrastructure: The Case of International Organization Sovereign Immunity,” LPE Blog

Adam Tooze, “Is this the end of the American century?” LRB

Fei-Hsien Wang, “Why the Chinese Government has blocked the nation’s most popular soap operas,” Washington Post

What We’re Reading This Week

L’impératrice Joséphine (1763-1814)
L’impératrice Joséphine (1805), Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Musée du Louvres

Natalie Behrends

Nara Schoenberg, “‘It’s a woman. It’s not Pulaski,'” Chicago Tribune

Mark Ellis, “The Kaiser’s Trial,” LA Review of Books

Anne Thériault, “Queens of Infamy: Josephine Bonaparte,” Longread

David Marchese, “Robert A. Caro on the Means and Ends of Power,” NYT Magazine

Tiger Zhifu Li

Dennis Overbye, “Darkness Visible, Finally: Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of a Black Hole,” The New York Times

Kevin Pimbblet,“First black hole photo confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity,”The Conversation

Kate Bagnall,“‘A Chinese New Year’s Day’, Sydney, 1899,” Chinese Australia

“Week in pictures: 30 March – 5 April 2019,” BBC

Martin Crevier

Philippe Némé-Nombé, “«Sauvage», «esclave» et «Nègres blancs d’Amérique» : hypothèse sur le savoir onto-politique québécois,” Histoire Engagée

What We’re Reading This Week

John Gast:, American Progress, 1872 (Source: Wikipedia)

Collin Bernard

Christopher Clark, “Why should we think about the Revolutions of 1848 now?LRB

Jedediah Britton-Purdy, “Infinite Frontier: The Eternal Return of American Expansionism,” The Nation

Nan Enstad, “Debunking the Capitalist Cowboy,” The Boston Review

A. Dirk Moses, “‘White Genocide’ and the Ethics of Public Analysis,” Journal of Genocide Research

Martin Crevier

Samuel Moyn, “How to Be a Marxist,” Jacobin

Antoine Xavier-Fournier et Philippe Munch, “Robespierre, un gilet jaune?Le Devoir

Kit Gilet, “Maoism: A Global History – how China exported revolution around the world,” Post Magazine

Matthew Bowser

Erin Blakemore, “The Kashmir Conflict: How Did It Start?” National Geographic

How Has Immigration Changed Britain Since World War II?BBC iWonder

Sugam Pokharel, “60 Years After Exile, Tibetans Face a Fight for Survival in a Post-Dalai Lama World,CNN News

Sean Coughlan, “Last Survivor of US Slave Ships Discovered,BBC News

Writing the Histories of People in Motion: An Interview with Laura Madokoro

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Laura Madokoro, McGill University

The movement of people across borders, seas and deserts saturate contemporary international news headlines. Refugees are often described in legalistic and sensationalistic terms: the assumption being that the search for refuge is an exceptional and out-of-character experience that should take place within the parameters of international law. Yet the language used to speak about the movement of people has as much to do with its historical context than the actual experiences of movement and migration. Indeed, the history of migration is an ancient one, while attempts to control and rationalize the movement of people only arose with the modern state.

In Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War (Harvard University Press, 2016) Laura Madokoro spotlights the history of migrants leaving the post-1949 People’s Republic of China for the then-British colony of Hong Kong and beyond. This movement—and the millions of people who fled China—was largely ignored, especially when compared to displaced peoples in Europe. In addition to recovering these stories, Dr. Madokoro argues that framed in the context of the Cold War they can tell us much about humanitarianism, geopolitics and the shadow of settler colonialism, from the Antipodes to North America and South Africa.

I recently met with Laura Madokoro in Montreal, where she works as a historian at McGill University. She discussed the politics of migration during the global Cold War, the revelatory nature of language when describing people in motion, and her current and future research plans. Elusive Refuge is her first book. You can follow her on twitter via @LauraMadokoro and keep an eye on the evolution of her current projects here.

–Martin Crevier…