authoritarianism

Like Gamergate, except from India and about Kashmir instead of videogames

Seven million people have been cut off from the internet and even landlines.

The Face of Protest in Hong Kong

A society sometimes devours its young, that is, its brightest and most promising.

‘Thackeray’: A Hindu Nationalist Hagiography

In Thackeray’s vision, Maharashtra belongs to the Marathis alone, and all other residents are invaders.

After the tear gas

The dangers inherent in protests and clashes with the police are offset by this strange utopian element.

Hong Kong, Taiwan’s Other

I sometimes think of the activist world as being like the jianghu of Chinese-language martial arts novels.

The university at the end of the world

In a time when academia is increasingly globalized and yet increasingly insular, what is a university for?

Telling Stories About Xinjiang From The Outside

In the absence of concrete facts, frightful rumors flourish.

My Dictator: Slobodan Milosevic

He cast fellow Serbian nationalists as victims and heroes, and himself a great patriot defending the kingdom.

When Fake News Was Good

History takes place in language before it manifests itself in events.