The Blog March 5, 2020

What We're Reading This Week

The flags of Zanzibar and Kenya were added this afternoon to the 111 flags already flying in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 16 December 1963. Photo credit: UN Multimedia

Zaib un Nisa Aziz

Zadie Smith, What Do We Want History to Do to Us? The New York Review of Books 

Alison Light, Behind the Green Baize Door, London Review of Books 

Cindy Ewing

Adom Getachew, Imbolo Mbue, Omar Victor Diop, Bozoma Saint John, Wayetu Moore, Didier Drogba, David Adjaye, Dinaw Mengestu, Luvvie Ajayi, "What Does Independence Look Like? Reflections on 1960, the Year of Africa", The New York Times

Madhav Nayar, "The History of Student Protests in India", The Wire

Jon Piccini,"For Australia to be respected on human rights, it needs to look deeper into its own record", The Conversation

Anna Burgess, "Harvard librarian puts this war crime on the map", The Harvard Gazette

Julia Klimova

In the West, there is no awareness that Poland was a country subjected to imperial exploitation. An interview with Professor Andrzej Nowak., Polonia Institute

Gergely Károly, "Democracy Digest: The Two Faces of Hungary's 'Trianon Tragedy'", Reporting Democracy

"Disaster in Albania: The CIA's First Covert Mission", The Cold War History Blog.

Ralph Eubanks, "The Unheald Wounds of a Mass Arrest of Black Students at Ole Miss, Fifty Years Later", The New Yorker

Joel van de Sande

Neama Alamri, "Yemeni Farm Workers and the Politics of Arab Nationalism in the UFW", Boom California

Liat Spiro

Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez, "The Supreme Court may have just made violence against immigrant children more likely", Washington Post  

Adam Tooze, "How 'Big Law' Makes Big Money", The New York Review of Books  

Christopher Szabla

Paul French, "From one-time Chinese capital to coronavirus epicenter, Wuhan has a long history that the West had forgotten", CNN

Houri Berberian, "Roving revolutionaries: Moving between the Russian, Iranian and Young Turk revolutions, cosmopolitan Armenians helped usher in the 20th century", Aeon

Nicholas Andrew Martin Rodger, "Skilled in the tactics of 1870", London Review of Books

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