Martin Crevier, University of Cambridge
E.A Heaman, “What Would Lord Durham Advise?”, Borealia
Lord Durham, the British reformer sent as a special envoy to Nicholas I’s Russia and to post-rebellion Lower Canada, lived in a world surprisingly similar to our own. Elsbeth Heaman asks what advice he would offer politicians today.
Laleh Khalili, “Stupid Questions” London Review of Books
Laleh Khalili on Stanley McCrystal’s last book and American business’ love of ex-military self-help advice.
Yaël Eisenstat and Nils Gilman, “The Myth of Tech Exceptionalism”, Noema Mag
On the invention of ‘tech’ as an economic sector, its elastic definitional boundaries and how it has evaded government regulation.
Rustam Khan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dina Nayeri, “The Craft of Writing the Truth about Refugees”, Guernica Magazine
An interview in Guernica Magazine with Nayeri shows how certain rigid ideas about migrants deny meaningful storytelling about their lives.
Marco D’Eramo, “Mithridatisation”, New Left Review
In the New Left Review, Marco D’Eramo historicizes how the “proliferation of campaigns against atrocities has been a kind of mithridatisation, in which we all become peaceful cohabitants with monstrosity.”
Daniel Tutt, “The Question of Worldview and Class Struggle in Philosophy”, Cosmonaut
In the Cosmonaut, Daniel Tutt brings back Georgy Lukács’ to talk about worldviews and class struggle from a global historical perspective.