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Cover for: Nothing but the truth

Nothing but the truth

New Humanist 2/2021

Conspiracy theories lead ‘New Humanist’ to consider the universality of thought across countries, cultures and time, and the speed of fact-checking versus disinformation. Also: questionable courtroom practices based on what judges see rather than hear.

Cover for: Epochal change

Epochal change

La Revue Nouvelle 5/2021

In its dossier on Chile, ‘La Revue nouvelle’ fosters hopes for the new constitution: have the country’s ties to Pinochet’s neoliberal model finally been broken; does Chile’s flash mob feminism pave the way for a global communitarianism; and are independent politicians the ones to take recent protest values forward.

Cover for: Revealing testimonies

Revealing testimonies

Osteuropa 1-2/2021

German journal ‘Osteuropa’ acknowledges the lasting struggles of Babi Yar. An overlooked testimony reflects previously suppressed knowledge of the 1941 massacre. Also: the site’s troubled history of memorial; and tackling Soviet antisemitism and censorship.

Cover for: Escaping bounds

Escaping bounds

The Dutch Review of Books 3/2021

‘The Dutch Review of Books’ questions the Other’s spatial and metaphorical exclusion: how might Reformation-age humiliation relate to COVID-19 conspiracy; and what connects slavery and ecology in Martinique. Also, on a different note: the political potential of the rave on inclusion, missed in times of corona.

Cover for: Parables of social housing

Parables of social housing

NAQD 38-39/2020

Annual journal ‘NAQD’ studies social housing policies under pressure, including: Algerian segregation and slums due to a wealth gap; the insidious sale of public projects in Iraqi Kurdistan; and India’s imbalance between burgeoning middle-class off-plan projects and affordable homes.

Cover for: The fatigue variant

The fatigue variant

Esprit 6/2021

‘Esprit’ addresses the growing coronavirus-provoked ‘epidemic of fatigue’, including: the underestimated mental health impacts on society at large, and youth in particular; a historical overview of exhaustion; and lessons for post-COVID economic recovery drawn from post-war France.

Cover for: Communism’s centennial abyss

Communism’s centennial abyss

Index on Censorship 1/2021

UK journal ‘Index on Censorship’ marks a century of the Chinese Communist Party by questioning China’s concurrent loss of traditional values and lack of interest in CCP propaganda. Also: state TV’s precarious global role in the regulatory spotlight.

Cover for: Moral failures

Moral failures

Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 6/2021

‘Blätter’ takes a critical look at mass appeal with: Vidya Krishnan on the COVID-19 fallout after high attendance at India’s religious festival; the pressure of viewing figures on public broadcasting; and nationalism’s hold on popular sporting events.

Cover for: Understanding money

Understanding money

Czas Kultury 1/21

‘Czas Kultury’ assesses the concepts behind economics, including reflections on Modern Monetary Theory via Hegel and Marx, the physical world as living currency and Polish depictions of economic failure.

Cover for: The real body beautiful

The real body beautiful

Vikerkaar 4-5/2021

In its spring issue, ’Vikerkaar’ reveres the body, both fleshy and virtual: feminist acts of resistance counter online body policing; alternative therapy takes on an element of witchcraft; and filth gets a new, positive airing.

Cover for: Environmental schism

Environmental schism

Revue Projet 382 (2021)

‘Revue Projet’ asks what ecology has done to politics. Including: interview with Amy Dahan on ineffectual global governance around climate change; primer on climate activists and civil disobedience; and insider comment on what’s ailing the French government’s policy on climate.

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Climate above nation

Sodobnost 4/2021

‘Sodobnost’ queries where we are going: which direction has Slovenian literature taken since the pandemic; where might it be heading; and, which path are Slovenians taking, especially those living abroad.

Cover for: Creating decolonial third spaces

Creating decolonial third spaces

Baggrund March–May 2021

Danish online journal ‘Baggrund’ focuses on decolonization and post-colonialism, covering: African writers superseding the colonial education system; early rebellion in Haiti; and the empowering anthropology of everyday lives.

Cover for: Semblance of normality

Semblance of normality

Wespennest 180 (2021)

‘Wespennest’ contemplates normality in its various guises: how can abnormal behaviour have become acceptable; what lies behind the ‘new normal’ and flattening coronavirus-induced curves; and whether the aspiration of a newly equitable norm is just wishful thinking.

Cover for: Plaster for cracks in democracy

In this anniversary edition of ‘il Mulino’, the journal and its content receive a makeover, with crises in democracy taking centre stage. Including the search for: honest liberal politics; sanity in party politics; and a post-austerity, green and mutual European Union.

Cover for: Incarceration survival instincts

Incarceration survival instincts

Kultūros barai 3/2021

‘Kultūros barai’ offers a Lithuanian perspective on Russian power play, historic and current; and a Jewish history behind Soviet jazz. Plus: philosopher Algis Mickūnas on upholding democratic principles through everyday politics.

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