Reading “The Armies of the Night” in an Age of Youth Protest
What Norman Mailer’s 1968 antiwar classic has to say about the amorphousness of contemporary protest.
Myth and Identity in a Divided Britain: An Interview with James Meek
Francis Wade interviews James Meek, whose latest collection of essays, “Dreams of Leaving and Remaining,” explores the causes and consequences of Brexit.
“The Liberal Order Is the Incubator for Authoritarianism”: A Conversation with Pankaj Mishra
Francis Wade speaks to Pankaj Mishra about how the discourse of liberalism and human rights is fatally infected with imperialist histories.
Most Resistance Does Not Speak Its Name: An Interview with James C. Scott
Francis Wade interviews James C. Scott about state resistance in Southeast Asia and beyond.
West Bank of the East: Burma’s Social Engineering Project
To get something approaching an accurate reading of Burma today requires a process of contrasting grand narratives with hyper-local experiences.
The Southeast Asia refugee crisis points to a thriving trafficking trade in the region, especially from Myanmar.
“Being Burmese”: Anti-Muslim Violence and Burma’s Modern-Day Frontiers
Journalist Francis Wade reports on his on-location experiences covering Burma’s western coast, and the anti-Muslim persecution and violence sweeping the country.