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"The rediscovered material reminds us that Malcolm sought a politics that was collective, and not solely reliant on his—or anyone’s—leadership." bostonreview.net/race/garret…
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“Sex that is merely consensual is about as rousing as food that is merely edible, as drab as a cake without icing.” We must imagine an erotic culture in which far more than consent is required: bostonreview.net/philosophy-…
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“This city discomfits me. It is where the ghosts are. Until I find a way to make peace with those missing, I remain haunted.” An #AIDS activist recalls living in the Bay Area during the '90s—and the queer people of color left out of the epidemic’s history.bostonreview.net/arts-societ…
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“The desperate scenes from #Kabul force a sober admission. While aid is offered, it is not done on the basis of equality. Afghan lives simply matter less in our conception of the world, and no amount of humanitarian language can make up for it.” bostonreview.net/law-justice…
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“We must destroy the whole system of dispossession, exploitation, and oppression that still holds us down and denies us inalienable rights as human beings. It is our job to create a genuine world culture of brotherhood.” — Edward Said, who died #OTD. bostonreview.net/philosophy-…
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Fall is officially upon us. Here is an ancient #poem from the Tang Dynasty to get you in the mood: Clear, the autumn wind, autumn moon, bright. Fallen leaves gather and scatter; jackdaws roost and then are startled. bostonreview.net/poetry/li-b…
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What do we owe those who flee the risk of harm in #Afghanistan or disasters in #Haiti? What does answering this question in good faith demand of us? And what does it teach us about the role of #refugee law in building a better world? bostonreview.net/law-justice…
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“Good sex elevates us to the extent that it insists on the singularity of its object. To desire is always to risk wholesale reinvention because the potential for revolution is latent in the act of desiring itself.” — Becca Rothfeld: bostonreview.net/philosophy-…
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Next week we welcome four leading scholars for a critical public conversation on the social and economic impact of #AI, and what can be done to redirect it for the public good. Register now: secure.givelively.org/event/… #ArtificialIntelligence
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Seventy years after a UN treaty guaranteed asylum for those with a “well-founded fear” of returning home, #refugees must contend with callous bureaucratic procedures for proving their persecution to the state. bostonreview.net/law-justice…
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It is not hard to understand why consent and its absence are at the forefront of mainstream conversation about sex. But in a world where bad sex is all too common, we must also imagine an erotic culture in which far more than consent is required: bostonreview.net/philosophy-…
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“When the policemen left, Ruth picked up their empty bottles of beer and put them into crates. She took a napkin and began to clean the table. As if her sister in-law had not completely vanished!” A new #ShortStory from @oghenelucia: bostonreview.net/arts-societ…
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Sobering. But then again, isn’t everything ? bostonreview.net/race/erica-…
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“No doubt for partially strategic reasons, the #MeToo movement’s proponents have rarely asked what good sex—by which I mean not virtuous but delicious sex—would look like for women, and under which conditions it might be realized.” bostonreview.net/philosophy-…
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