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The United States double standard

Double standards helps numerous countries but the United States is particularly aberrant and irritating, because if there is a nation that has hundreds of ‘sins’, it is this one. United States  must be ‘decertified.   Mónica del Pilar Uribe Marín   The production and consumption of drugs, promotion of racism, […]

The untranslateable
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The untranslateable

Some words in other languages don’t translate well, if at all. Nevertheless, they can still pack quite a punch.   Steve Latham   Two words which stay in my mind are, respectively, the Japanese term ‘Wabi Sabi’ and the Portuguese expression ‘Saudade’. Each expresses something unique, which we in English […]

The legacy of slavery (2): Identity and pathologies
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The legacy of slavery (2): Identity and pathologies

In one very interesting piece of Dutch research, alienation and loneliness were analysed under four helpful identity types: ‘integrated identity, (an identity with both their ethnic group, and wider society), ‘separated identity’ (a strong ethnic identity, but weak national identity), ‘assimilated identity’ (a strong national identity only) and ‘marginalized identity’ […]

The idea of the contemporary
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The idea of the contemporary

What comes after? What happens when you’ve already declared the end of all things? Postmodernism reacted against modernist hubris, but what comes next?   Steve Latham   Postmodernism questioned the unjustified faith of modernism in absolute reason, its ability to give firm foundations to thought, morals, art and politics. But […]