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Writings on the “putsch”

Aaron Amaral and Scott McLemee provide a digest, with links and excerpts, of some of the best of the recent commentary about the events at the U.S. capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Meet the new boss

Eric Maroney and Jay Poppa, provide a background to Biden’s nominee for Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona, and insight into what education activists might expect over his administration.

How rock became white – part 3

In the final of a three-part series, Geoff Bailey, looks at the racial politics of rock and roll in the creation of “Classic Rock”, and how they inform a critique of the concept of cultural appropriation.

The empire strikes back

Ashley Smith previews Biden’s foreign policy, arguing that what is coming is not simply a return to Obama-era multilateralism, but an attempt to deepen Trump’s focus on the great power rivalries, especially with China.

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