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    Capitol Riots: Putsch and Prejudice

    'It is difficult to overstate the rage I feel against America’s right wing for allowing us to get to this point. Shame on Mitch McConnell. Shame on Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. Shame on every Republican who acquitted Trump of impeachment charges. Shame on the entire Trump family and every single one of his enablers.

    The American Story, Part 3: The Future of America’s Pasts

    "Simply put, the ‘American story’ is so resilient and long-enduring because it is useful... For those silenced by the American story, a new ‘America’ is long overdue."

    The American Story, Part One: The Founding

    "More pertinently, America’s slave-owning ‘fathers’ understood ‘freedom’ because they denied it to others.... Slave-holder Thomas Jefferson was qualified to write the Declaration of Independence, in part, because it was he who understood ‘freedom’ and its denial best."

    A Eulogy for America’s Postal Service

    "This is a public and unadulterated attempt to sway the presidential election through suppressing postal voting."

    Washington’s two Cold Wars

    "Without the shackles of Pompeo’s convictions, the leader of the free world treats China as a corporate rival rather than an ideological nemesis."

    Toxic mask-ulinity: What COVID-19 tells us about the cult of the...

    "How has a public health measure become a point of gender expression?"

    Review: ‘American Dirt’

    There was high expectation placed in American Dirt, what with Oprah Winfrey evangelising on Apple TV and a flood of celebrity endorsements on Twitter and...

    Kurdistan: Betrayed again

    "We're the eternal pawns in a toxic game of international chess."

    Bolton may be gone, but it is the President who has...

    To a president who will not distinguish between national and personal interests, ‘America First’ has only ever meant ‘Me First’

    Call of Masculinity

    After working on a Channel 4 documentary on masculinity, William Atkinson reflects on the role of culture in the formation of male identity - and whether it has a role to play in recent atrocities in the US.