Tag: empire

Bruce Kapferer and Roland Kapferer: The Trump Saga and America’s Uncivil War: New Totalitarian Authoritarian Possibilities

focaal_admin , March 2nd, 2021


Times are a Changing. The Trump phenomenon as a whole, his election, his presidency, the events of the Capitol, Joe Biden’s accession and Donald Trump’s impeachment are moments…


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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020


POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


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American Exceptionalism, American Innocence

Maximilian C. Forte , May 13th, 2019


Review of American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News—from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror. By Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong. Foreword…


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The Time Travelers: Ambiguous Returns

colinhoag , February 7th, 2019


By Elaine Gan, New York University §  H. G. Wells’ 1895 novel introduced us to a modernist conception of a time machine, a humanmade device that renders time…


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Reading List: 15 Recommended Reads on Colonial Histories, Colonial Legacies

Rose Deller , November 15th, 2018


Image Credit: African and Caribbean War Memorial, Windrush Square, Brixton, London (Kelly Foster CC BY SA 4.0) In this reading list, we recommend fifteen books previously reviewed on the…


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McCain, Memorialization, and Empire

Footnotes Editor , September 25th, 2018


[Footnotes is proud to present the work of Matthew Chrisler. Matthew Chrisler is a PhD Candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently conducting…


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James C. Scott on Flights from Empire: A short account of state evasion

Donald Trump and Empire: An Assessment

Maximilian C. Forte , October 7th, 2016


“There is something unseemly about a nation conducting a foreign policy that involves it in the affairs of most of the nations of the world while its own…


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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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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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Empire on Trial

Gastón Gordillo , December 2nd, 2014


This is the introduction to my review essay of Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth (2014, Sternberg Press, Berlin), by Forensic Architecture, an interdisciplinary team directed by Eyal Wei…


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Empire on Trial

Gastón Gordillo , December 2nd, 2014


This is the introduction to my review essay of Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth (2014, Sternberg Press, Berlin), by Forensic Architecture, an interdisciplinary team directed by Eyal Wei…


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World of Walls

Gastón Gordillo , October 12th, 2014


On the show Game of Thrones, state territoriality comes to a spatial end at a gigantic wall, The Northern Wall: a 300-meter-high, eighty-meter-thick rock of solid ice that…


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World of Walls

Gastón Gordillo , October 12th, 2014


On the show Game of Thrones, state territoriality comes to a spatial end at a gigantic wall, The Northern Wall: a 300-meter-high, eighty-meter-thick rock of solid ice that…


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The All-Seeing God

The All-Seeing God

Opaque Zones of Empire

Gastón Gordillo , June 26th, 2013


The fact that NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden was able to leave Hong Kong despite the planetary surveillance apparatus devoted to capturing him confronts us with the problem I explore…


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Opaque Zones of Empire

Gastón Gordillo , June 26th, 2013


The fact that NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden was able to leave Hong Kong despite the planetary surveillance apparatus devoted to capturing him confronts us with the problem I explore…


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The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency