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Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Review – Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi’s book is a thought-provoking account of America’s racial history and its impact on people of colour, providing a theorization of global anti-blackness.

Review – The Age of Illusions

Review – The Age of Illusions

Bacevich argues that the road from American expectations of global supremacy and perpetual prosperity to the economic realities of the US in 2016 led to Trump’s election.

Review – Revolutionary Brothers

Review – Revolutionary Brothers

Tom Chaffin’s book explores the friendship between Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette and the revolutionary alliance that followed.

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Alexander Wendt claims the supremacy of scientific realism by establishing a synthesis between two irreconcilable ontologies: the physical and social.

Review – The Future of War

Review – The Future of War

Freedman employs an inter-disciplinary approach to explore the many failed predictions on the future of war and encourages a healthy scepticism towards them.

Review – The Politics of Compassion

Review – The Politics of Compassion

This fascinating book is a major contribution to understanding the politics of humanitarianism and citizens’ agency in the current international neo-liberal global order.

Review – Partitions

Review – Partitions

Dubnov and Robinson explore the use of partitions by the British Empire, how they were manipulated transnationally to serve British interests, and their impacts today.

Review – The Kurds of Northern Syria

Review – The Kurds of Northern Syria

Allsopp and van Wilgenburg draw on interviews to provide a detailed and less romanticized account of the emergence, consolidation and crisis of the DAA in Northern Syria.

Review – The Bivocal Nation

Review – The Bivocal Nation

Batiashvili explores Georgian statehood and history by evaluating Georgian national narratives and ‘bivocality’ to understand how the modern nation has been formed.

Review – Capital et idéologie

Review – Capital et idéologie

An impressive tome that seeks to explain the legitimizing ideologies which are used to justify the unequal distribution of wealth and income both historically and today.

Review – Philosophize This!

Review – Philosophize This!

The Philosophize This! podcast proves useful for the study of IR and succeeds in explaining complex philosophical thoughts and questions in accessible language.

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