Tag: militarism

From 9/11 to 2008 and COVID-19: Signs and Wonders of a Collapsing Global (Dis)order

Maximilian C. Forte , April 26th, 2020


Part 1 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series lasting from April 26 through April 30. Corona—meaning: a crown. Travelling around the world, as if at full gallop. Firing…


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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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WikiLeaks and Julian Assange: The Duty to Expose War Crimes

Maximilian C. Forte , April 30th, 2019


On Thursday, April 25, 2019, I had the honour of participating in two separate radio interviews concerning the case of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The first was with…


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An Anthropology of Afrin—An Impossibility?

Oguz Alyanak , March 6th, 2018


Searching for solidarity in the anthropological community. [pquote]How does one find the space to write or think—let alone breath—in such an environment?[/pquote]Şehitler ölmez vatan bölünmez. The mar…


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Populism, Nationalism, Globalization, and Imperialism: A Thick Review of 2017

Maximilian C. Forte , December 28th, 2017


In memory of Edward S. Herman b. April 7, 1926, d. November 11, 2017 An inspiration that lives on, may he rest in eternal peace. From provoking potential…


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A Youth Center Struggles With Israeli Occupation

Amahl Bishara , June 20th, 2017


A staff member at Lajee Center, a youth organization in Aida Refugee Camp in the Israeli occupied West Bank, went “live” on Facebook on the afternoon of Sunday,…


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The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 31: Adia Benton on Public Health, Ebola and Black Lives on Both Sides of the Atlantic

smulla16 , May 17th, 2017


The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


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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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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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Bagram Santa

Maximilian Forte , December 24th, 2015


Easily lending themselves to multiple forms of misunderstanding, the Pentagon nevertheless regularly produces images of military personnel dressed as Santa Claus. This too is a pattern, minor in…


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The Babysitter

Maximilian Forte , December 22nd, 2015


Big Chief, Big Daddy, Big Babysitter to the World If “winning hearts and minds” is at the top of your global campaign agenda for strategic communication, then you…


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Caribbean military encounters

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , May 31st, 2015


How the relationship between the Caribbean and foreign military forces in the 20th century had many different incarnations and forms, and left lasting legacies… The Caribbean Studies Ass…


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The Return of the Colonial 

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , August 31st, 2014


What logic connects Ferguson, Gaza and east Port of Spain? What cultural logics connect recent confrontations in Ferguson, Gaza, and east Port of Spain? The short answer is…


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