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Cover for: Giving back the Bronzes

Giving back the Bronzes

Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 1/2023

How Germany is leading the way on the restitution of the Benin Bronzes; why nation state parochialism prevails over a European fourth estate; and how radical climate activism is bringing out the worst in Cold War conservatives.

Cover for: Clicks and tricks

Clicks and tricks

Vikerkaar 1–2/2023

Why organised labour in Estonia is weaker than almost anywhere in Europe; how the gig economy could be made to work for labour; and what familiarity with everyday tools tells us about our plastic fork culture.

Cover for: New war, old traumas

New war, old traumas

Krytyka 6/2022

Better late than never: decolonising Ukrainian academia. Also: the WWII diaries of literary critic Viktoriya Kolosova; placenames and language politics; and poetry on Jewish-Ukrainian legacies.

Cover for: The velvet divorce

The velvet divorce

A2/Kapitál 1/2023

Czech-Slovak reflections on the 30th anniversary of the breakup: why the partnership was unequal from the start; whether it was all the fault of Mečiar and Klaus; and why the Czechs really aren’t the more civilized.

Cover for: Crown confidential

Crown confidential

Index on Censorship 4/2022

How the British royal family seals the archives to preserve the myth of constitutional impartiality – and why the truth will out, if not in the courts then the Commonwealth.

Cover for: Serious listening

Serious listening

Positionen 4/2022

Featuring an interview with ambient pioneer Suzanne Ciani; the origins and meaning of ‘deep listening’; deconstructing the concert hall; and contemporary opera from Ukraine.

Cover for: Pronouncing and renouncing Russian imperialism

Why the West worries more about cancel culture than cultural annihilation; what orientalism means to eastern Europeans; and how Polish children’s literature is changing with the troubled times.

Cover for: Helping or taking advantage?

How accommodating Ukrainian refugees is a way for Romanian property-owners to make a quick buck; on the life of Baron Francz Nopcsa, the Indiana Jones of the Balkans; and short films portraying Romanian society from the edges.

Cover for: De-occupied Kherson

De-occupied Kherson

Gwara Media

Photos of Kherson’s emergence from occupation; visiting one of Ukraine’s ‘hubs of unbreakable-ness’; Aleksander Wienerberger’s images of the Holodomor; and exhibiting artefacts of the invasion.

Cover for: Italy’s she-cession

Italy’s she-cession

Il Mulino 4/2022

On the causes and remedies for the dramatic rise in inequality in post-pandemic Italy: including the gender pay gap, lack of pre-school provision in the South, and an education system that is failing the worse-off.

Cover for: Faking it

Faking it

Wespennest 183 (2022)

What the taboo on race fakery might be hiding; how it’s getting hard to write an objective history of Soviet modernism; why so many Russians believe the myth of peaceful empire; and how neutrality is Austria’ most self-serving fiction.

Cover for: Speaking up about hate

Speaking up about hate

Dwutygodnik 85 (2022)

Dwutygodnik touches on a contemporary taboo: why hatred and other base emotions are no less valid than cool impartiality; how hating Russia doesn’t help; and why there’s hope in hate if we can channel it into change.

Cover for: Totalitarian China

Totalitarian China

Esprit 11/2022

Esprit focuses on China: Xi’s rhetoric of struggle; why the CCP passes the test of totalitarianism; how ideology is exacerbating the slowdown; and what’s at stake in Taiwan. Also: Meloni and the politics of clownism.

Cover for: Superstructural froth?

Superstructural froth?

Soundings 81 (2022)

How culture in the UK has become the soft target for an improvised neo-Thatcherism; why the Left makes a mistake to denigrate cultural politics; how to understand the far-right’s online power-base; and why the BBC prefers to manufacture dissensus.

Cover for: Ups and downs of degrowth

Ups and downs of degrowth

springerin 3/2022

‘springerin’ on how the art world is coping with downgrading in a climate where ‘bigger is better’, re-engaging with the material world and dealing with the ‘big boys and their extractivist toys’.

Cover for: Reappraising Wallraff

Reappraising Wallraff

Merkur 2/2022

In ‘Merkur’: why Günter Wallraff’s 1985 bestseller ‘The Lowest of the Low’ appears scandalous by the standards of today’s racial justice discourse – but remains absolutely worth reading for its searing analysis of the exploitation of labour in wealthy democracies.

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