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Africa and «the brutish museums»

Amin Maalouf, Block Museum of Art, Dan Hicks, Alice Procter: Leo Afrikaneren, Caravans of Gold – Fragments in Time – Art Culture and Exchanges Across Medieval Saharan Africa, The Brutish Museums, The Whole Picture

Cultural history: It is necessary to relinquish ownership of the colonial loot. The treasures of European museums have been stolen. And what about the Cultural History Museum in Oslo – which is also on the list of museums that have Benin's stolen bronze sculptures?

The age of the platforms

Geert Lovink: Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism

MEDIA: Author Geert Lovink analyzes contemporary use of social media and looks towards a possible end to «platform nihilism».

A dangerous transhumanism

Nick Dyer-Witheford, Atle Mikkola Kjøsen, James Steinhoff: Inhuman Power – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Capitalism

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Nick Dyer-Whitford is a ring fox in critical studies of technology and artificial intelligence. He also criticizes luxury communism and the so-called accelerationists.

Dingseveldet – the dupe dites in the online stores

Joss Hands: The Gadgets Consciousness. Collective Thought, Will and Action in the Age of Social Media

MULTIPLICITY: Can a thing materialism rebuild a collective social thought?

From the mass party and the TV party to today's digital party

Paolo Gerbaudo: The Digital Party

FACEBOOK'S POLITICAL PAGE?: The new «digital» parties are experimenting with social media in order to reinvent the party form and eliminate the distance that has arisen between the political leaders and the people.

The Ritualization of Racism

Kojo Koram: The War on Drugs and the Global Color Line

DRUG POLICY: In Colombia, the use of force by both the drug cartels and the authorities has taken on a ritual effect.

In the shadow of the caste society

Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Anand Vaidya: Indian Democracy. Origins, Trajectories, Contestations

INDIA'S CONFLICTS: India's strong economic growth under Narendra Modi has deepened the social disparities. The coexistence of the many religious groups

On a tandem bike into the future

Becky Alexis-Martin: Disarming Doomsday: The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima

: NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Despite repeated demonstrations, the nuclear weapons are still with us, and they are at least as dangerous as before. This book contains what you need to know about the history of nuclear weapons.

Black fog and black tourism

Becky Alexis-Martin: Disarming Doomsday. The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima

: ATOMIC RACE: MODERN TIMES brings here another angle on the same important book, more from a «radical geography».

Ask everything!

Richard Gough Thomas: William Godwin. A Political Life

THE THINKER: William Godwin was one of the most important thinkers of his time, but today he is almost forgotten.

The anarchic path is the only right one

John Holloway: Change the World Without Taking Power. The Meaning of Revolution Today

: REVOLUTION? In the beginning, the scream was, John Holloway believes, with ideological standpoint in zapatism.

Gandhi put into perspective

Talat Ahmet: Talat Ahmed: Mohandas Gandhi. Experiments in Civil Disobedience

GANDHI: History Professor Talat Ahmet has written a nuanced and thought-provoking biography of Gandhi, with particular emphasis on his thoughts on civil disobedience and nonviolent protest.