What We’re Reading This Week

Afridi tribesmen (1878), Wikimedia Commons.

COLLIN BERNARD

Adam Tooze, “Tempestuous Seasons,” London Review of Books.

Mike Davis, “Trumps America,” Rebel.

Holly Brewer, “Slavery-entangled Philosophy,” Aeon.

Sarah Jilani, “Shifting Sands,” The Times Literary Supplement.

MEGHNA CHAUDHURI

Nir Shafir, “Forging Islamic Science,” Aeon.

Sumit Guha, “The Strange Peregrination of a Latin Noun: Tribus From Italy to India,” JHI Blog.

Andrew Liu, “How Asia Got Crazy Rich,” N+1.

Kevin Lewis O’Neill, “On the Importance of Wolves,” Cultural Anthropology.

MARTIN CREVIER

Manuela Andreoni & Ernesto Londono, “Loss of Indigenous Works in Brazil Museum Fire Felt ‘Like a New Genocide’,” New York Times.

Andrew Preston, “How Vietnam Was America’s Avoidable War,” NewStatesman.

Alexandra Schwartz, “Who’s Afraid of George Washington,” The New Yorker.

Danielle Jackson, “After the US Open, a History of Racial Caricature,” Longreads.

BOYD VAN DIJK

Jordan Michael Smith, “A Trip to Tolstoy Farm,” Longreads.

Becca Rothfeld, “How to Live Better, According to Nietzsche,” The Atlantic.

Jia Tolentino, “Jian Ghomeshi, John Hockenberry, and the Laws of Patriarchal Physics,” The New Yorker.

Philippa Hetherington, “Short Cuts,” London Review of Books.…

What We’re Reading This Week

Rodrigo Moya, Dust Storm, Mexico City 1958. Courtesy of Archivo Fotográfico Rodrigo Moya

FATMA ALADAG

Matthew Vitz, An Unlikely Environmentalism: Mexico City’s Urban Ecological Thought in the Age of Development, Global Urban History.

Faisal Devji, Will Saudi Arabia Cease to Be the Center of Islam?, The New York Times.

Michael Kwet, Break the Hold of Digital Colonialism, Mail & Guardian.

Helena Rosenblatt, What We Talk About When We Talk About Liberalism, Boston Review.

DEXTER GOVAN

Paul McGrade, Ireland Has Come Too Far to Be Dragged Back in Time by Brexit, The Guardian.

Ian Hislop, From Satirical Coins to Subversive Salt-Shakers: A History of Political Protect Through Objects, New Statesman.

Sasha Lilley, A Thousand Days of Democracy, Jacobin.

Gideo Rachman, America, China and the Route to All-Out Trade War, FT.

BOYD VAN DIJK

Matt Apuzzo & Marlise Simons, US Attack on ICC Is Seen as Bolstering World’s Despots, New York Times.

Brandon Terry & Others, Forum MLK Now, Boston Review.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, The Inequality Industry, The Nation.

Frank Pasquale, All Too Humanitarian, Commonweal.…

CFP: Protest and Dissent: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference (Vienna, December 1-2, 2018)

Protest and dissent: an inclusive interdisciplinary conference Saturday 1st December 2018 – Sunday 2nd December 2018 Vienna, Austria The 21st century has seen a resurgence in protest movements and political dissent around the world. Some of these have been multi-national – for example Occupy, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo – whereas others have had more…

What We’re Reading This Week

The raising of an Indonesian flag alongside a United Nations flag in West Papua (1962).

LOTTE HOUWINK TEN CATE

Sarah Jaffe, “The Factory in the Family,” The Nation.

Peter Slezkine, “What Happened to the ‘Free World’,” The New Republic.

Sarah Stoller, “Forging a Politics of Care,” History Workshop.

ADEN KNAAP

Karuna Mantena, “Getting the NIEO Right,” Law and Political Economy Blog.

Terence Renaud, “The Socialist Minimum,” H-Diplo.

Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse, “Roundtable Review of Benjamin Allen Coates, Legalist Empire,” H-Diplo.

TIGER ZHIFU LI

Kevin Rudd, “How Xi Jinping Views the World,” Foreign Affairs.

“Q&A with Melanie Oppenheimer,” Australian Historical Association.

Simon Draper, “Selling NZ to India,” Stuff.

Emma Kluge, “Women and Decolonization Event,” History Matters Blog.

CFP: Colonial Cities in Global Perspective (Saint-Louis, Senegal, December 10-12, 2018)

The Global History Network, the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and the Institute of Advanced Study in Saint-Louis, seek papers for a conference on Colonial Cities in Global Perspective, to be held in Saint-Louis, Senegal, from December 10-12, 2018. For over four centuries, the colonial city served as…

What We’re Reading This Week

COLLIN BERNARD

Tariq Ali and David Edgar, “That Was The Year That Was,” LRB.

Stathis Kouvelakis, “Borderland: Greece and the EU’s Southern Question,” New Left Review.

John Foot, “Closing the Asylums,” Jacobin.

Karoline Kan, “A Chinese Town’s Deep Bonds With Japan Bring Wealth and Hatred
Image,” New York Times.

Ian Cobain, “UK government trying to block release of files exposing Gaddafi links,” The Guardian.

Corey Robin, “The Erotic Professor,” The Chronicle.

SEAN PHILLIPS

Tracy Ireland, “How Captain Cook Became A Contested National Symbol,”The Conversation.

Dario di Rosa & Nicholas Hoare [in conversation], “Microstoria, Pacific History, and the Question of Scale: 2 or 3 Things That We Should Know About Them according to Dario Di Rosa,” The Journal of Pacific History Facebook Page.

Daniel Fernandez, “The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milk,” Smithsonian Magazine.

Tim Whitmarsh, “Black Achilles,” Aeon.

Patrick Roger, “En Nouvelle-Calédonie, le «destin commun » apparaît comme une bien lointaine chimère,” Le Monde.

MARTIN CREVIER

Rohan Deb Roy, “The Untold Story of Modern Science Is One of Empire and Colonial Exploitation,” Quartz.

Allison Miller, “The Story of the Multigraph Collective,” American Historical Association.

Robinson Meyer, “Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice,” The Atlantic.

Pinar Bilgin, “How to Globalize IR?,” E-International Relations.

MEGHNA CHAUDHURI

Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, “How the Chicken Nugget Became the True Symbol of Our Era,” The Guardian.

Jacob Mikanowski, “A Silver Thread: Islam in Eastern Europe,” LA Review of Books.

Anjali Kamat, “Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal,” The New Republic.

Jonathan Sturgeon, “Dispatches from the American Gray Zone,” The Baffler.