The Security Principle – Frédéric Gros

November 14, 2019
The Security Principle: From Serenity to Regulation, Frédéric Gros, Verso, 2019, pp. 195, ISBN 978-1-78478-715-8 Security dominates public discourse. We often hear politicians justifying a particular action with reference to the ‘security of the people’, or the ‘security of supply.’ At times it may appear that our very being centers around

We are the Weather – Jonathan Safran Foer

November 14, 2019
We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, Jonathan Safran Foer, Hamish Hamilton, 2019, pp. 272, ISBN 976-0-7352-3307-2 As wildfires spurred by global warming rage in Australia and California, as bigger, stronger and more dangerous hurricanes batter coastal communities, as sea levels rise and glaciers melt, as an

The New Authoritarians – David Renton

November 12, 2019
The New Authoritarians: Convergence on the Right, David Renton, Haymarket Books, 2019, pp. 280, ISBN 978-1-60846-908-6 The right is on the rise in Europe and around the world. In 2016 and 2017, we saw the referendum victory of Brexit in the United Kingdom, the election of Donald Trump and the

U Odbranu Taksista

October 8, 2019
„Taksisti maltretiraju građane“ – to je zaključak koji se nameće na osnovu reportaža, analiza u dnevnoj štampi i komentara na društvenim mrežama. Predstavljeni kao zaneseni ludistički pokret, suprotstavljen nevinoj aplikaciji Car Go i njenom doprinosu inovacijama na tržištu, organizovani taksisti nisu uspeli da zadobiju solidarnost građana, a kamoli njihovu empatiju

Bogatstvom u Propast

October 4, 2019
U julu ove godine Međunarodni monetarni fond (MMF) saopštio je da će svetski privredni rast u 2019. dostići 3,2%, da će 2020. biti 3,5%, što je ipak pad u odnosu na 2018. kada je svetska ekonomija porasla za 3,6%. Srpska privreda će prema uverenju MMF-a porasti za 3,5% ove godine, uz godišnji

Vudro Vilson, Veliki Prijatelj Srbije, Rasista i Imperijalista

September 30, 2019
„Malo je odluka koje mogu da vas učine ponosnim kao ona što je podizanje spomenika 28. predsedniku Sjedinjenih Američkih Država Vudro Vilsonu“, izjavio je za govornicom Skupštine grada Beograd gradski menadžer Goran Vesić. Na predlog Aleksandra Vučića, koji je podnet u svojstvu građanina, gradska vlast je odlučila da na taj

Svetsko, a naše

September 26, 2019
Gostojući u jutarnjem programu ružičaste televizije premijerka Srbije je najavila „da će Svetski Ekonomski Forum u Beogradu otvoriti regionalni centar za četvrtu industrijsku revoluciju“, i ne samo to, već i da će to „biti prvi svetski regionalni centar koji Svetski ekonomski forum ima bilo gde na svetu“. Ovo je navedeno

Supstance, al one nedozvoljene

September 26, 2019
Javna prepucavanja i optužbe između pripadnika Srpske Napredne Stranke i Saveza za Srbiju se, naravno, nastavljaju. Neposredan povod za javna istupanja Predsednika države i njegovog mu sledbenika Gorana Vesića je „pokušaj primitivnog zastrašivanja“ zamenika gradonačelnika Beograda u vidu okupljanja ispred sledbenikovog/zamenikovog stana. Goran Vesić je ovu demonstraciju okarakterisao kao „napad

Bibliodiversity – Susan Hawthorne

April 13, 2019
Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing, Susan Hawthorne, Fernwood Publishing with Spinifex, 2015, pp. 87, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-55266-747-7 A recent study on book publishing diversity done by the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP), the body that represents 115 Canadian-owned and controlled publishers, revealed striking imbalances in geographical, racial, and gender

Left, Right – Yves Engler

April 4, 2019
Left, Right – Yves Engler Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada, Yves Engler, Black Rose Books, 2019, pp. 263, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-55164-663-3 Former Speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly Juan Guaido declared himself the interim President of Venezuela on January 23, 2019. The move followed a concerted

“What does it feel like to make love in Spanish?”

March 24, 2019
Title of the play: ChichoWritten and performed by: Augusto BitterDirector: Claren GroszCompany: Pencil Kit Productions and Theatre Passe Muraille Written and performed by Augusto Bitter, Chicho is as much about the current turmoil in Venezuela as it is about Bitter’s growing up as a “queer-Catholic-man-boy” and his attempts to reconcile

Between Iran and Zion – Lior Sternfeld

March 12, 2019
Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran, Lior B. Sternfeld, 2019, Standford University Press, pp. 208, $40, ISBN 978-1-5036-0614-2 Speaking to a crowd of a few thousand in December 2005 in the south-eastern city of Zahedan, the then President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the Holocaust was

“The Colonizer is the Horizon of Our Struggle”

March 11, 2019
Professor Hayden King of Ryerson University welcomed Nick Estes at the Indigenous Celebrations Festival Monday night, sponsored by the Toronto Reference Library, which seeks to “celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage by presenting Indigenous storytelling and literature, as well as discussions on history and current issues”. Nick Estes is

Rodrigo Duterte – Jonathan Miller

March 9, 2019
Rodrigo Duterte: Fire and Fury in the Philippines, Jonathan Miller, Scribe, 2018, pp. 346, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-947534-34-6, also published as Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines The language of diplomacy is often bland, but always measured and appropriate. It aims to foster good relationships, build trust between the

The Threat – Andrew G. McCabe

March 4, 2019
The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe, St. Martin’s Press, 2019, pp. 274, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20757-9 The Trump presidency has proven to be a boon to the publishing industry. Both key and minor players who voluntarily quit, or as is

Can the Greenbelt be Saved?

February 26, 2019
The Greenbelt is a conservation area that surrounds the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario. It includes the Niagara Escarpment, stretching from Niagara to Tobermory, Cove, Flowerpot and Russel Islands. In it, one can find 36 species of reptiles and amphibians, 53 species of mammals, 90 species of fish and more

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict – Ware & Laoutides

February 25, 2019
Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict, Anthony Ware & Costas Laoutides, Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 275, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-29-093886-6 In November 2018, Amnesty International stripped Aung San Suu Kyi, the former political prisoner under the military regime in Burma, of its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience. Secretary-General of Amnesty, Kumi Naidoo
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