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Politically correct decolonization ideology?

External Breather: Against Decolonisation. Taking African Agency Seriously

MODERNIZATION: The Nigerian professor Olùfèmi Táíwò looks at power relations between the formerly colonized and colonialists. All states strive to adapt modern institutions to their own history, cultural context and ideological climate. But can the demand to decolonize the language become absurd?

Breaking the silence of the Lebanese civil war

Daniele Rugo, Abi Weaver: About a War

THE WAR IN LEBANON: About a War shows how understanding history can contribute to reconciliation and progress in a society where it is still taboo to talk about the past.

Colonial voyeurism re-visited

Mischa Hedinger: African Mirror

: It is difficult to determine whether the documentary African Mirror – based solely on archival material – will rehabilitate a colonial consciousness, criticize colonialism or rather is an essayistic nostalgia for the colonial gaze.

Water management mismanagement

Matthew Vitz: A City on a Lake. Urban Political Ecology and the Growth of a City

: The water sources of Mexico City, one of the world's largest cities, are running dry. This is the story of a foretold disaster.

Spain's fascist shadow sites

: Spain's Juan Carlos I was without his own property when he became monarch in 1975. In 2012, his fortune was estimated at 1800 million euros. Where does all the money come from?