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Cover for: Speaking for the disappeared

Speaking for the disappeared

Index on Censorship 3/2020

UK journal ‘Index on Censorship’ speaks for those whose ideas, voices and bodies are deliberately disappeared to muffle their dissent. With reports from Xinjiang, Turkey, Ireland and the Mediterranean. Also: disappearing TV comedy – is the audience’s intelligence being insulted?

Cover for: Omnipresent heritage

Omnipresent heritage

Il Mulino 4/2020

In ‘Il Mulino’, the historian François Hartog describes the genealogy of the modern concept of heritage and argues that democratization has made heritage all about emotion. Also: how cities can be reinvented in response to the pandemic; and why Italy urgently needs a reform on property tax.

Cover for: Russia’s diseased democracy

‘Osteuropa’ traces the decline of democratic constitutionalism in Russia and calls Putinism for what it is. Also: on the Kremlin’s increasingly restrictive definition of acceptable protest; and the ethnonationalism of Russia’s National Democratic opposition.

Cover for: Remaking the world

Remaking the world

Soundings 75/2020

In ‘Soundings’, a reappraisal of the liberal narrative of decolonization; why the Sinn Féin shock may not have been a victory for the left; whether Brexit will inevitably lead to US-style deregulation; and the roots of Brazil’s synthetic totalitarianism.

Cover for: Representation or twitterocracy?

In ‘Merkur’, Albrecht Koschorke asks whether radical democrats disregard civil rights. Also, why Gerhard Richter’s Birkenau series is less profound than it seems; and how Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court is getting proportionality wrong.

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Hegel as comedy

Razpotja 2/2020

In a Hegel anniversary issue, ‘Razpotja’ calls attention to an underrated quality of the German idealist: his sense of humour. Also, how Hegel predicted capitalism; and why left Hegelians are no less salient for being wrong about communism.

Cover for: Redemption, patriarchy and elephants

Redemption, patriarchy and elephants

booksa.hr August–September 2020

booksa.hr talks to Rachel Kushner about prison, redemption and the first person; to Želimir Periš about postmodern witches and why the end of patriarchy won’t bring utopia closer; and to Etgar Keret about existence and elephants.

Cover for: Digital bodies and messianic anti-liberalism

Materiality, connection, meaning and process: ‘Czas Kultury’ on artificial intelligence and epistemology – and what slime mould can teach us about social organization. Also: Adam Mickiewicz’s anti-liberalism as door-opener to radical socio-political transformation.

Cover for: The dark money behind the nativist resurgence

In ‘New Humanist’, openDemocracy journalist Peter Geoghegan describes the Transatlantic networks channelling dark money into Europe’s nativist movements. Also: why the bike is the way forward – on pedal power and social change.

Cover for: Habermas on the dialectic of German-European unification

Habermas on the dialectic of German-European unification

Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 9/2020

‘Blätter’ publishes a major new essay by Jürgen Habermas on the German-European dialectic: why Merkel’s volte face on the European Recovery Fund is a response to the delayed effects of German reunification. Also: Orbán’s hollow boast and the complicity of European conservatism; and Israeli women against Benjamin Netanyahu.

Cover for: Remembering Adalet Ağaoğlu and protesting male justice

‘Varlık’ remembers the Turkish novelist, playwright and essayist Adalet Ağaoğlu (1929-2020), the great chronicler of the Republic whose work steered a course between secularization and Islamism. Also: on the resistance to the Turkish government’s proposal to exit the Istanbul Agreement.

Cover for: Ambiguities of Welsh cultural nationalism

Ambiguities of Welsh cultural nationalism

O’r Pedwar Gwynt 2/2020

In ‘O’r Pedwar Gwynt’, what the Welsh translation of the Rubáiyát reveals about masculinity, power and citizenship at the fin de siècle; how mid-20th century Welsh-language nature writers created an ecology without wild animals; and why the legacy of Protestant Nonconformism is hampering Welsh democracy to this day.

Cover for: Climate change and maritime strategy

‘Osteuropa’ analyses Arctic geopolitics. Why the Crimea annexation turns Raleigh’s dictum on its head: a Thucydidean analysis of historical maritime strategy. And an optimistic assessment of scenarios of cooperation and conflict in the Far North.

Cover for: African futures

African futures

Esprit 7–8/2020

In ‘Esprit’, African intellectuals move beyond the post-colonial question. Including Jean Godefroy Bidima on the traumas of the African past: how self-reflection can avert a future explosion. Also: Souleymane Bachir Diagne on the restitution of African artifacts and a Bantu reimagining of the museum, and Bruno Latour on ‘geosocial class’.

Cover for: Kafka’s autism and an absurdist conceit

‘Atlas’ argues that art, like humanism, is meta-social and fundamental to knowledge. Also, why Kafka provides insight into the autistic mind; and on the unfathomable world of a Norwegian absurdist.

Cover for: Housing inequalities and far-right po-mo

Germany’s recent property boom and the inequality it produces; how the new-right uses postmodern theory to propagate nihilistic anti-humanism; and why treason can be a radically democratic act.

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