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The Trumpist “MAGA” slogan – and the racist, misogynist, nationalist fantasies that underpin it – make me more than ever conscious that, to understand and be effective here in the US, I must keep learning from the feminist analysts and activist thinkers in Iceland, Japan, Colombia, Syria, and India.

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Anthropological research has often been predicated on the fantasy that research has a beginning and an end, determined by the presence of the anthropologist in “the field” (horrible phrase). But when you are writing about where you are living, there is, of course no beginning and no end, and so defining the parameters of the research requires greater clarity about why those parameters are being imposed.

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The most potent weapon in America’s longest war is lies. “Victory is just around the corner”… a corner that retreats with each passing year and every slippage in articulating an objective. The war in Afghanistan is the beginning and emblematic case of a “Global War on Terror” that has no clear or consistent objectives, no […]

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This interview is part of a series, speaking with researchers whose previous work has been on international issues and who are now focusing on issues within the United States. Karen Jacobsen is the Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Friedman School of Nutrition, […]

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This interview is part of a series, speaking with researchers whose previous work has been on international issues and who are now focusing on issues within the United States. Bret McEvoy is a doctoral candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University).  His research looks at why and how dominant racial and […]

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Competition remains high for 2020 employees of the month! However, one person was elevated above the others in recent days: Rush Limbaugh. His self-description captures the bombast: “the ‘Doctor of Democracy,’ is known as the pioneer of AM radio. Limbaugh revolutionized the media and political landscape with his unprecedented combination of serious discussion of political, […]

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