Posts Tagged: populism

All Writing Is Political: A Conversation with Mohsin Hamid

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Mohsin Hamid discusses his new novel, Exit West, hope in fiction as a form of resistance, the necessity of learning to accept social change, and how much America and Pakistan have come to resemble each other.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 11): “Skinhead”

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Using dramatic monologue, Smith unmasks the skinhead’s anger to fend off threats to his way of life.

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The Digital Dictator

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I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the night –Roman emperor Gaius Caligula (AD 12–AD 41). Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich. –Donald Trump President-elect Donald Trump’s vernacular has been compared to that of Adolph Hitler, Benito […]

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 6): “To Elsie”

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Now the battle is joined. I will prosecute my part of it as a writer till the last dog dies…

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By the People, for the People

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At Guernica, Tana Wojcznick unpacks Shakespeare’s lesser-known and often-misread play, Coriolanus, to bring us s its timely political warning about populism and democracy: It’s no accident that Coriolanus is not a favorite in America, where it’s rarely included in the mini-canon of plays each generation tends to play and re-play (such as King Lear today […]

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