Tag: globalism

The World Health Organization (WHO): A Problem of Trust

Maximilian C. Forte , May 25th, 2021


Over the past twenty years or so, what has been the record of the World Health Organization when it comes to major public health crises? Has the WHO…


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Trees Talk…and Sometimes They Also Tell Lies

Maximilian C. Forte , September 28th, 2019


Out on a limb in Grenada in August, I had the fine pleasure of sampling such a special sweet fruit of the “Spice Isle”. It is a fruit…


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Google’s Empire: The Science Fiction of Power

Maximilian C. Forte , June 28th, 2019


“For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to make a film about libraries,” explains Ben Lewis, the director of Google and the World Brain (2013)….


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The Thickest Review of 2018: An Overview

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


Numbering 100 printed pages, at about 50,000 words, the thickest review of 2018 is about to be published here in four parts over the next few days. A…


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Book Review: Afghanistan Post–2014—Misreading Afghanistan’s Crypto-coloniality

M. Jamil Hanifi , September 28th, 2018


Review of: Afghanistan Post-2014: Power Configurations and Evolving Tragectories. Edited by Rajen Harshe’ and Dhananjay Tripathi. (New Delhi: Routledge), 2016, pp. xix+248. The colonial and postcoloni…


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Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All”: A Documentary Review

Maximilian C. Forte , July 29th, 2018


Why is there growing inequality in wealth distribution in the US? Is inequality inevitable? If inequality is inevitable, can it be useful? Can inequality become a problem? If…


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The Trade War is Here: Some of the New “Facts of Life”

Maximilian C. Forte , July 2nd, 2018


In Madeleine Albright’s new book, dramatically titled Fascism: A Warning, she slams the anti-globalization crowd, claiming yet again that globalization is here to stay—it’s a “fact of life…


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Donald Trump vs. Cultural Imperialism

Maximilian C. Forte , January 23rd, 2017


“We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world — but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations…


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2016: The Ending of the Year of Beginnings

Maximilian C. Forte , January 1st, 2017


Probably the most memorable year in decades, 2016 was a non-stop accumulation of turning points and landmark events. In broad terms, we began to witness the demise of…


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Anthropologists and “Illegal Immigrants”

Maximilian C. Forte , December 28th, 2016


In this second of two recent articles on migration I examine the writings of three anthropologists— Nicholas P. De Genova, Andrew Kipnis, and Luis F.B. Plascencia—concerning usage of…


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Open Borders, Global Citizenship, and the Working Class

Maximilian C. Forte , December 27th, 2016


In this and the next article I will discuss some of the politically contentious issues surrounding what some of us call “illegal immigration,” with reference to the works…


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Trump and Anthropology

Maximilian C. Forte , November 18th, 2016


“We are the new Indians…there are people today who want to discover us again, who want to conquer, enslave, and colonize us, and who want to use us…


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6 Documentaries for the 2016 US Presidential Election

Maximilian C. Forte , November 7th, 2016


This is an idiosyncratic selection of what I consider to be some of the most important reports and documentaries released during the 2016 US presidential election campaign, with…


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Haunted by Gaddafi

Maximilian C. Forte , October 22nd, 2016


One thing I did not predict is that, even five years later, what happened to Libya and to Muammar Gaddafi would still cast a long shadow across the…


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Neoliberalism, Brexit, and Higher Education

Maximilian C. Forte , October 21st, 2016


Is Brexit bad for UK universities? This appears to be the question at the centre of an article from the Times Higher Education titled “UK researchers face uncertainty…


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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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Cosmopolitan Imperialism: Obama Does Anthropology in Laos?

Maximilian C. Forte , September 8th, 2016


“Obama, the cerebral son of an anthropologist”—this is how the Associated Press touted soon to be ex-president Barack Obama on his visit to Laos this week. The AP…


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