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Immigration and Capital

Maximilian Forte , August 4th, 2016


Immigration, rightly or wrongly, has been marched to the frontline of current political struggles in Europe and North America. Whether exaggerated or accurate, the role of immigration is…


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The Working Class, Identity Politics and New Victorian History

Maximilian Forte , July 31st, 2016


Against the Labouring Classes: Identity Politics in the New Victorian Age The New Victorianism serves to not only divert politics into issues of morality and identity, it works…


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Social Imperialism and New Victorian Identity Politics

Maximilian Forte , July 31st, 2016


Social Imperialism? New Victorianism’s Domestic Moral Code and the Political Economy of Identity Politics “The nation-state in its imperialist guise was the inescapable context within which all polit…


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The New Victorianism, Imperialism, and Identity Politics

Maximilian Forte , July 27th, 2016


Victorian Parallels in the New Imperialism “The New Imperialism” is not a very efficient conceptual phrase since it requires a lot of labour to clarify what one means…


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The New Victorianism

Maximilian Forte , July 27th, 2016


“A man…lives not only in the spot which he personally occupies, but in every spot to which he may extend his action, or to which he may conceive…


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The World Changed Overnight

Maximilian Forte , June 24th, 2016


The European Union is now to be written as a postscript. Thanks to British voters, who were given an extremely rare chance to have a say on one…


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The Ultimate Proletarian and the Neoliberal Condition

Maximilian Forte , June 11th, 2016


“Proletarian” has acquired many layers of meaning over the centuries, possibly in part because the many, historically changing situations of proletarians became more complex. Since the advent of…


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Review of a Film by Michael Moore: “Where to Invade Next” (2016)

Maximilian Forte , May 25th, 2016


Having seen almost all of Michael Moore’s films to date, I have no difficulty in applauding “Where to Invade Next” as his best film yet. I may have…


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Canadian Anthropology and Cultural Imperialism: Criticisms

Maximilian Forte , May 19th, 2016


Is there a Canadian anthropology or is it just anthropology in Canada? If it is “anthropology in Canada,” then from where has it been imported? If what we…


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Why Donald J. Trump Will Be the Next President of the United States

Maximilian Forte , May 4th, 2016


Trump often emerges on stage from behind a dark navy curtain. That is a symbolically rich move, and it is a symbolism whose deeper meaning and importance throws…


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Half-Heads: A Dominant Force in US Politics

Maximilian Forte , April 30th, 2016


“Half-head”: this signifies a way of approaching problems that involves efficient thinking, where efficiency comes from an intensely selective focus. A half-headed approach could be a combination of…


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Encircling Empire: Report #27 — Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Maximilian Forte , April 28th, 2016


This and previous issues have been archived on a dedicated site—please see: ENCIRCLING EMPIRE. For frequent updates, please “like” our Facebook page and/or follow on Twitter. There are…


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Humanitarian Ownership

Maximilian Forte , April 26th, 2016


Hillary Clinton: Dibs on Women, Children, and Dead People Listening to Hillary Clinton debate Bernie Sanders on April 14, 2016, convinced me of one thing: she owns women,…


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Globalization: Beyond Discontent

Maximilian Forte , April 25th, 2016


On Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2003). Globalization and its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. “Today, globalization is being challenged around the world….for millions of people globalization…


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The Wall: A Monument to the Nation-State

Maximilian Forte , April 17th, 2016


Reaction against globalization often takes a visceral nationalist turn in many parts of the globe, no less in the US where the impacts of globalization are increasingly registered…


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Did the Belgian Authorities Purposely Trigger the Brussels Attacks?

Maximilian Forte , March 24th, 2016


Among the dense clouds of speculation from mainstream journalists and the many supposed national security experts whose expertise lies in repeating nothing (“I have been briefed, but I…


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Nativistic Movements

Maximilian Forte , March 22nd, 2016


Originally published as: “Nativistic Movements” By Ralph Linton and A. Irving Hallowell American Anthropologist, 45(2), 1943, pp. 230-240 NATIVISTIC MOVEMENTS By RALPH LINTON —&#8212…


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Terminal Condition: Neoliberal Globalization

Maximilian Forte , March 13th, 2016


After decades of protests and riots against neoliberal structural adjustment; after anti-globalization mass movements flourished across North America and Europe; after a large portion of Latin America…


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To Understand Donald Trump is to Not Explain Donald Trump

Maximilian Forte , February 26th, 2016


There is something very strange about this US presidential election. There is an air of stress, with bursts of odd comic relief, sliding uncontrollably from the grimly serious…


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Crisis, ISIS, Synthesis: Where is Libya Going?

Maximilian Forte , February 24th, 2016


Just as the pace of subjecting Libya to a new phase of international discipline quickens, the elites of the small club of recolonizing powers that nominate themselves “the…


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The Shape of Things to Come in Libya (Part 2 of 2)

Maximilian Forte , February 22nd, 2016


A New World Recolonization Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, March 20, 2011, to Jeffrey D. Feltman: “Can we get a statement from the Libyan opposition…w [with]…


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The Shape of Things to Come in Libya (Part 1 of 2)

Maximilian Forte , February 14th, 2016


There is another rush to war in Libya. Driven by US public alarmism over ISIS, and fronted by Italy, we are now being told by the Italian Defence…


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Canadian Anthropology or US Cultural Imperialism?

Maximilian Forte , January 21st, 2016


Read Part One Read Part Two Download the complete paper Importing Empire, Exporting Capital: Canadian Universities as Retail Outlets for US Anthropology The “Americanist tradition” has been rep…


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US Anthropology is Imperial, not Universal

Maximilian Forte , January 14th, 2016


Part Two of: “Canadian Anthropology or Cultural Imperialism?” Read Part One “today numerous topics directly issuing from the intellectual confrontations relating to the social particularity of Ameri…


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