This year’s most-read articles from the Stanford University Press blog.
What did Mark Twain think of American imperialism? Why were Africans excluded from Gandhi’s moral compass and political ideals? Did Foucault believe in “rights”? How do our present debates about biopower change if we take plant life into account? What can a 60s-era leftist journal from the Maghreb teach us about #BlackLivesMatter and the Syrian refugee crisis? Over the course of the last year, our authors have tackled these and many other questions besides. Gathered below are this year’s most shared, most liked, and most read articles from the SUP blog.
Why does Foucault—an avowed anti-humanist—turn to “rights” in
his later works?
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In an era of humanist biopower it’s not animality that gets left behind, but plants.
On the iconic American writer’s avowed anti-imperialism.
On the complications of feminist speech and national belonging.
Modern money and finance is held together by faith, magic,
Venerating Gandhi as the arbiter of anticolonial struggle obscures the history of Africans.
How the Nobel committee’s pick for the Peace Prize obscures
the country’s struggle.
What a leftist Moroccan journal from the 60s can teach us about today’s cultural crises.
The legacy of authoritarianism and people’s movements.