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Coping with Defeat

by Jonathan Laurence
A review by Charles Häberl

The Storm

Fiction by Lan Samantha Chang
From the forthcoming novel The Family Chao

The First Drag Queen

by Channing Joseph
Striking a pose for emancipation


Fiction by Ladee Hubbard
From the forthcoming collection The Last Suspicious Holdout

Attacking Zwarte Piet

by Allison Blakely
Dutch folklore and racial history

No Refuge

by Hakim Abderrezak
Burning the Mediterranean Sea

Little White Overcoats

by Robert Reid-Pharr
James Baldwin and writerly trust

Gate of Tears

by Nathalie Peutz
Migration and impasse in Djibouti

Good Soldiers?

by Karen Hagemann
Women and the military in World War II

A History of Violence

by Erik Linstrum
Pursuing the ghosts of the British Empire

Someone’s Daughter

by Naghmeh Sohrabi
Recollecting the revolution in Tehran

The Roman Roots of Racial Capitalism

by Nandini Pandey
What an ancient empire can teach us about diversity

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