Edward Snowden and the Anthropocene
The worldwide spying operation is about more than security and counter-terrorism, writes political scientist Elmar Altvater; rather, it is a part of a broader strategy aimed at controlling global information. Opposition needs to combine historical experience of secret service complicity with human rights abuses with a grasp of the geological significance of the planetary data theft. [ more ]
Das Volk und sein Ich. Autoritäre Herrschaft und Legitimität
"openDemocracy" outlines how to end violence against women; "La Revue nouvelle" says Europe has let down its young big time; in "New Humanist", British author Philip Pullman slams cuts to arts education; "Dublin Review of Books" reviews the history of the book in 100 books; in "Merkur", Sebastian Conrad sees Eurocentrism replaced by the centrisms of the South; "Osteuropa" enters a brave new world of legitimate, authoritarian regimes; "Syn og Segn" struggles to comprehend the grave state of Russian art and politics; "Revista Crítica" revisits East Timor's failed postcolonial democracy; and "Kritika & Kontext" reveals how Solzhenitsyn made it in the West.
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