Denial Is the Heartbeat of America

When have Americans been willing to admit who we are? IBRAM X. KENDI   “Let me be very clear: The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a …

We no longer have a president but a patient

I am not the only person who is observing the actions of president Trump with grave concern.  As a neurologist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I am disturbed …

The Democrats seem to have a religion problem

Musa al-Gharbi In 2020, the Republican Party continued to gain ground among voters identifying as religious – almost three quarters of the US electorate. The most dramatic shift was among …

Democracy in question

A Trumpian blip or a fundamental flaw in American democracy Shalini Randeria Timothy Snyder   Just as democracy has become more widely recognized across the globe, the contemporary political norm …

TRUMP TO MELTDOWN. AND WHAT ABOUT US?

Martin Jan Stránský Publisher, Přítomnost and The New Presence Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine Based in Prague Donald Trump lost the election.  Not because most Americans …

Will the pandemic teach us democracy?

An interview with Axel Honneth Axel Honneth   The more publicly governments articulate their difficulties in controlling the pandemic, the greater its democratic potential, argues Axel Honneth. But if people …

The anatomy of Zoom fatigue

Geert Lovink   Covid has flooded our lives with online encounters and interactions. We work, minding our image on screen, or struggle to socialise in a hall of mirrors. Geert …

Fake global history in the age of fake news

Cornell Fleischer Cemal Kafadar Sanjay Subrahmanyam Awareness of Islamic history may need significantly more attention in the US but not by falsely glorifying the achievements of an Ottoman sultan. Reinforcing …

Watching the watchmen

Kaya Genç New powers granted to the ‘bekçi’ – Turkey’s auxiliary police force – have led to a spate of violent confrontations, releasing traumatic memories of the military coup forty …