Months after independence from British rule, a short and brutal civil war swept Ireland. Earlier this year, as villages and towns across Ireland commemorated the centenary of the war’s worst atrocities, the state released archival material that forced a reevaluation of the conflict’s imprint on Irish politics.
An unholy alliance of Trump supporters, conservative Christians and QAnon conspiracy theorists is spreading lurid claims about children trafficked for sex (or worse). It doesn't help abused children, but it terrifies parents and draws some of them unwittingly into a world of make-believe.
Two years ago, a linguistic and political Pandora’s box was opened: Under new rules, tutors were no longer allowed to hold private classes in person or online for students based in China. Private tutors across the globe found themselves without work.
Having been raised on the words “once we return to Palestine,” the current catastrophe represents to me and others — inside Palestine and within the diaspora — a new milestone in the long history of the Nakba. It will be remembered as one of its most tragic chapters.
What can Euro-American modernism mean to an undergraduate student of literature in Kuwait today? My students are much more focused on claiming identity than appreciating the power of not belonging. What this desire to identify forecloses, however, is contingency, openness, transformation — the possibility that things might be differently arranged.