Tag: Today’s Totalitarianism

War between good citizens and bad citizens: tools for today’s totalitarianism in Brazil and the Philippines

Cecilia Pe Lero , July 30th, 2021

On May 6, 2021, on the heels of Brazil’s deadliest month since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, special police forces in Rio de Janeiro killed 28 people…


This safety asphyxiates us: The banal border in Barcelona

Corina Tulbure , May 20th, 2021

Last month, while in Spain, we woke up to the news that local residents in the Canary Islands were planning to set up patrols to attack immigrants. In…


How does/did Modi do it? The significance of ‘decisionism’

John Harriss , May 12th, 2021

An introductory note: In the short space of time that has elapsed since I first drafted this essay – in the last week of March 2021 – and…


Totalizing Infrastructures: Statecraft in the Uyghur Penal Colony

Darren Byler , May 4th, 2021

There were three lanes at the checkpoint in Turpan—an old Uyghur-majority oasis city on the northern reaches of the Taklamakan Desert in Northwest China. Two lanes were fitted…


Sinicizing Islam in Contemporary China

Jing Wang , April 30th, 2021

Modern states, both liberal and non-liberal, tend to deploy totalitarian-style strategies which force an “internal other” to assimilate into the dominant group. Such assimilationist policies presume t…


Casting Out the Disabled and Ill Immigrant: The Legacies of Australia’s Immigration Restriction Act of 1901

Helena Zeweri , December 11th, 2020

Collectively, immigration policies function to perform national sovereignty by reinforcing the division between citizen and migrant, usually conflated with ‘native’ and ‘outsider.’ While the work of p…


Today’s Totalitarian Menace

Today's Totalitarianism Editorial Collective , November 16th, 2020

Wherever one looks across the globe today democracy is in decline and trends towards what was once called “totalitarianism” are on the rise. In China 1,000,000 Uighurs are…


Today’s Totalitarianism – Call for Submissions

Greg Feldman , October 31st, 2020

Today’s Totalitarianism welcomes written opinion pieces that increase our awareness of the dangers we confront at this historical juncture anywhere in the world, of efforts to resist them,…