From an open Internet, back to the Dark Ages
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. ...
The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author
- Hamid Dabashi حمید دباشی
Ever since one of his earliest 'posthumous' novels The Moor's Last Sigh (1995) I have no longer been able to read Rushdie without a bizarre sensation I am reading an impostor, writes Dabashi [Reuters]
In a recent flight, I was sitting a couple ...
Silicon Valley is not your friend
- Noam Cohen
This essay is adapted from the author's upcoming book “The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball”
We are beginning to understand that tech companies don’t have our best interests ...
RSF urges Maltese authorities to fully investigate blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by yesterday’s car bomb murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist and blogger whose allegations about government corruption led to early elections last June. RSF calls for a full and independent ...
Jewish neo-Nazi renounces white supremacist past — and comes out as gay
- Mary Hui
Kevin Wilshaw first became interested in Nazism as an 11-year-old. His father was “very right wing,” and he wanted to emulate him, he told Channel 4.
Since then, the British man’s life has revolved around white supremacy.
Why would an Israeli grandchild of Holocaust survivors move to Germany or Austria?
The documentary 'Back to the Fatherland,’ probes this very question
- Judy Maltz ג'ודי מלץ
Israelis who choose to live to Germany – the country that sought to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth – are often regarded with a mixture of fascination, curiosity and suspicion. All the more so when they’re the descendants of ...
"Foxtrot", a beautiful film about the Israeli occupation
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
Instead of decrying 'Foxtrot,' Israel’s culture minister and her ilk should distribute it worldwide as part of their PR effort
The film unit of the Israel Defense Forces spokesman’s office would not have dared produce such a pro-Israeli ...
How to read Donald Trump
On burning books but not ideas
- Ariel Dorfman
The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville last month knew just what they were doing when they decided to carry torches on their nocturnal march to protest the dethroning of a statue of Robert E. Lee. That brandishing of ...
The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion
- Alfred W. McCoy
This piece has been adapted and expanded from Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.
Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America ...
Kate Millett, ground-breaking feminist writer, is dead at 82
- Parul Sehgal - Neil Genzinger
Kate Millett’s first and most famous book, “Sexual Politics” (1970), is credited with inciting a Copernican revolution in the understanding of gender roles, but it began life somewhat unobtrusively, as a doctoral thesis. And its author ...