The Shape of the Beast | by Arundhati Roy

The Shape of the Beast | by Arundhati Roy

The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare by a mind that has consistently and unhesitatingly engaged with its changing realities and often anticipated the way things have moved in the last decade. In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between...

Why Kosovo But Not Palestine? | by Zoltan Grossman

In his September 21 speech to the United Nations, President Obama announced that he would veto U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, because its independence was not a result of a negotiated settlement with Israel. He said that “peace depends upon compromise among...

On Post Modernism | by Aijaz Ahmed

The first difficulty in talking about ‘postmodernism’ is that it is a very imprecise word, with shifting meanings in different contexts. Logically, it should be regarded as the ‘post-’ of ‘modernism’—as something that happens after modernism per se. Now, the term...
The new scramble for Africa | by Conn Hallinan

The new scramble for Africa | by Conn Hallinan

Are we witnessing a new “scramble for Africa?” Conn Hallinan presents his view of the current resource scramble for oil and other energy sources led by the United States, linking it to the war in Libya, rivalry with China and the African Contingency...