What We’re Reading This Week

1770: Lieutenant James Cook claims east coast of Australia for Britain. Painting by John Hamilton. Photo credit: National Museum of Australia

Chloe Bordewich

Houri Berberian, “Roving Revolutionaries: How cosmopolitan Armenian radicals launched the 20th century”, Aeon

Ra’uf Mas’ad,  السودان ومصر في مرايا متعاكسة”Bidayat

Samuel Tafreshi, “When Hamlet Speaks Persian: A History of Shakespeare Translation in Iran”, Ajam Media Collective

Collin Bernard

David Motadel, “The Myth of Middle-Class Liberalism”, The New York Times 

Quinn Slobodian, “Colossus Wears Tweed”Dissent

Anthony Paletta, “In the 1980s, Every City Needed a Science Center”, CityLab 

Martin Crevier

Freg J. Stokes, “Australia, a Counterrevolutionary Colony”, Jacobin 

Susan Pedersen, “Shock Cities”London Review of Books 

Daniel Markovit, “How McKinsey Destroyed the Middle Class”The Atlantic 

Karim Chahine, “James Madison et la toute-puissance de la majorité”Le Devoir 

Meghna Chaudhuri

Joshua Leifer, “A Tense Relationship: The vexed history of Zionism and the left”, The Nation

Darren Umney, “Twenty years after: The workshop on cultural economy”, Journal of Cultural Economy

Ingrid Kvangraven, “Samir Amin: A Pioneering Marxist and Third World Activist”, Progress in Political Economy

David Waldstreicher, “The Hidden Stakes of the 1619 Controversy”, Boston Review

Tiger Zhifu Li

“A Tale of Two Wongs of Historical Importance for Different Reasons”, Chinese American Historian Blog

Megan Harvey, “How the world reacted to Taika Waititi and Mark Ruffalo’s hongi”New Zealand Herald

Nick Anderson, “Harvard and Yale’s China connections investigated”Stuff

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