Politics - Page 2

In Your Face – Natasha Bakht

March 13, 2021
Muslim women who cover their faces with a veil arouse visceral reactions in people who, despite exposure to diverse ways of living through multicultural urban environments, seem to have fixed notions of how women ought to live the good life.

The Twittering Machine – Richard Seymour

February 15, 2021
The Twittering Machine is an unflinching view into the calamities of digital life: the circus of online trolling, flourishing alt-right subcultures, pervasive corporate surveillance, and the virtual data mines of Facebook and Google where we spend considerable portions of our free time.

Epidemic Illusions – Eugene T. Richardson

January 28, 2021
In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices—from epidemiological modeling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference—play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global inequities.

The Package King – Joe Allen

January 22, 2021
The Package King tears down the Brown Wall surrounding one of America's most admired companies-United Parcel Service (UPS). How did a company that began as a bicycle messenger service in Seattle, Washington become a global behemoth? Allen reveals the damage that UPS wrought in its rise to power and how

Can’t Pay Won’t Pay – Debt Collective

January 19, 2021
As isolated individuals, debtors have little influence. But as a bloc, we can leverage our debts and devise new tactics to challenge the corporate creditor class and help win reparative, universal public goods. Individually, our debts overwhelm us. But together, our debts can make us powerful - says the Debt

Boom – Michael Shnayerson

January 8, 2021
The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world - for contemporary art - is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. Shnayerson chronicles their rise to power and the artists they brought along with them, incidentally providing an insight into the structural transformation

Snowden’s Box – Dale Maharidge and Jessica Bruder

December 3, 2020
Bruder and Maharidge reveal their peripheral, yet crucial, involvement in Snowden's disclosures and detail the effects knowledge of vast surveillance mechanisms has on journalists. They also provide ways for individuals to enhance their online privacy and decrease their digital footprint.

Gaza – Norman Finkelstein

November 20, 2020
Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating “operations” against Gaza’s largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected Gaza to a merciless illegal blockade. What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster.
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