When Kissinger died, he escaped once and for all from having to face an irreversible decline in his respectability among American elites, let alone actual punishment for what many agree was, at the least, his critical role in the killing of hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in the Global South.
In a region where eight coups have unfolded in the past three years, presidents have extended term limits and elections have lacked credibility, Liberian President George Weah’s acknowledgment of his electoral defeat stood out.
Whatever is motivating some social media influencers to make a public display of conversion to Islam — and however authentic such conversions may be — the trend goes beyond a purported crisis of personal faith. It comes intertwined with politics, war and propaganda.
The cancellation of a Palestinian author's award ceremony in Frankfurt reflects Germany’s growing censoriousness. Salma Dabbagh, Judith Gurewich and Katharine Halls join New Lines magazine’s Lydia Wilson to talk about what it means for literature.
Admirers of the Dutch crime drama “Mocro Maffia” see it as brutally honest and ultimately informative. Its detractors insist it is a sensational take on a topic that should be handled with greater nuance, a wish-fulfilling fantasy exacerbating the societal problems it aims to address.