The Trouble With Race and Its Many Shades of Deceit
After George Floyd’s murder, dozens of colleges and universities introduced DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) programming, eager to implement anti-racist policies and decolonize their syllabuses. But can we really undo racism while upholding race, or do we need to do away with race altogether?
A Leadership Race Exposes the Myth of Scottish Exceptionalism
As its first Asian leader, it's tempting to see Humza Yousaf’s victory as a sign of Scotland’s progressive credentials. Yet the strong performance of his conservative evangelical opponent suggests otherwise.
The African-American Diplomat Who Helped End the Imperial Order
Ralph Bunche’s hands lay behind some of the signal features of the postwar order, from peacekeeping to conflict mediation to his most significant and lasting legacy, the one that made both peacekeeping and mediation so often necessary: the dismantling of European empire.
How the Taliban Strip Away Women’s Freedoms
Even though her nephew is with her, and she is fully covered, she can feel the men’s eyes on her, ogling her body. She wonders why the staring is worse than usual, and decides it’s because there are fewer women and girls on the streets. “Look!” Her nephew points to a group of women protestors. They are chanting, “Food, work, freedom! Education is our right! Open the girls’ schools!”
Religious Zionism and the Struggle for Israel’s Soul
As Israel sharply splits over Netanyahu's move to curb Supreme Court powers, the Religious Zionist bloc in his coalition is front and center. Professor Yehudah Mirsky profiles two of the bloc's principals.