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Albert Memmi, RIP

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On May 25, 2020
Photo credit: Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons Albert Memmi, the Franco-Tunisian writer, died on May 22. Memmi is best known for his meditations on colonialism, racism, and Jewishness. Born in Tunis, educated within the French system, sent from the University of Algiers to a forced...
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The First City of Capitalism

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On April 5, 2016
The Guardian has been running an interesting set of stories on world cities. This one highlights Potos铆, the Bolivian silver city I have been utterly fascinated by ever since visiting it in 2008. Potos铆 created great Spanish wealthy but at a huge cost in human...

Suing the Colonial State

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On October 22, 2012
I am not an expert on these issues by any means, but the idea of British courts allowing a lawsuit against the British state by those who suffered during colonialism is fascinating. At the very least, these lawsuits may force modern-day Britain to confront their...

White Saviors

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On March 21, 2012

Since last week I dared suggest that there could be problems with white people running around the world saving brown people from themselves and was thereby proven to be objectively.

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