Viet Thanh Nguyen interviewed by Amy Goodman
Vietnamese and Asian Americans in this country, we are here because of wars that the United States fought in Asia. This is a country of high ideals, of democracy and pluralism; on the other hand, it’s rooted in warfare and conquest...
Within a month of the regulatory approval being granted to the first three vaccines, advanced countries, accounting for only 14% of the world’s population, had placed orders for around 85% of the estimated entire production for 2021
Boas was an outlier in a field that tolerated if not justified white racial superiority over the world’s “lesser” breeds, He and his intellectual successors— largely women-did what scholars and journalists need to do: listen, ask questions, observe.
The imperial power that we veterans fought for abroad is the same one some of us are now struggling against at home and the two couldn’t be more intimately linked. Our struggle is, at least in part, over who gets to define patriotism.