Our Town by Thornton Wilder; Our Irresponsibility – A Critique

By Jacob Harris. Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is an American Classic in every sense of the word. It epitomizes American values: family, freedom, love, understanding. It tells what, seemingly, is the story of America. We get through life: we learn in our early childhood, we fall in love and get married in our adulthood, and then we die. We follow the story in the town … Continue reading Our Town by Thornton Wilder; Our Irresponsibility – A Critique

Sorry to Bother You – A White Story in Black Voice

By Nandita Chaturvedi. The art and music of a people can tell you much about their moral and spiritual state. In fact, one of the things that defines the state of a civilization at any moment in history is the art and literature that it produces. We are living in times of anxiety, confusion and pessimism, and the movie Sorry to Bother You is an … Continue reading Sorry to Bother You – A White Story in Black Voice

Queerness as Whiteness: Beyond Identity Politics

By Michelle Yuan. I was queer. And when other people told me they were queer, I felt a tender pride for all of us. Together, I believed we were courageously transgressing constrained ideas of who and what a person could be. I was convinced we were the next wave of young radicals advancing the frontier of human development. I grappled with the question of my … Continue reading Queerness as Whiteness: Beyond Identity Politics

James Baldwin and the White Roots of Anti-Communism

By Jeremiah Kim. It was the summer of 1961 in New York City, and James Baldwin was speaking at a forum hosted by the Liberation Committee for Africa titled, “Nationalism, Colonialism, and the United States: One Minute to Twelve.” Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the growing Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin made an argument — that anti-communism was a form of white supremacy: … Continue reading James Baldwin and the White Roots of Anti-Communism

The Collapse of the West and the Struggle for Civilizational Unity

By Archishman Raju. “The European–a catchall term, referring, really, to the dooms of Capital, Christianity, and Color–became White, and the African became Black–for commercial reasons” James Baldwin, The Evidence of Things Not Seen Introduction We find ourselves in a bewildering world. The Western World, which has for so long dominated our world order, is in a civilizational crisis, and appears to lack the creative energy … Continue reading The Collapse of the West and the Struggle for Civilizational Unity