Author Archives: Carol Jean Gallo

About Carol Jean Gallo

PhD student at Cambridge. Interested in local context and global affairs and the crossroads and misinterpretations between them.

“Get Out” and Continuity

I have many thoughts about the recent film Get Out, as it is rife with all kinds of symbolism and brilliant social commentary. But for this post I just wanted to hone in on one thing: the concept of historical … Continue reading

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“Pro-life” Trump is engineering an American Kristallnacht

Originally posted on SIMCHA FISHER:
Here’s a ridiculous scenario: Imagine you drive a red car. One day, the mayor of your town says that, every week, he’s going to head over to the post office and pin up a list of people…

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One Man’s Reasons for Supporting the Women’s March on Washington

I recently shared a WaPo article with my brother Paul on Facebook, which was entitled “Men are slow to show support for the Women’s March. Is it considered unmasculine?” I wondered what he thought about this question. I asked him why … Continue reading

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The US elections (and their aftermath), covered as we do African elections

Originally posted on mohamed el dahshan. economist, writer, speaker, compulsive traveller.:
Had to be done (actually surprised it hasn’t already): Writing about the latest US elections like US media writes about African countries. **COUNTRY CRISIS WATCH** [insert CNN “breaking news” type…

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Of Course Poppies are Political

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
As we approach Armistice Day, which comemmorates the end of World War One, the British media is awash with the usual froth about poppies: the badges sold by a veterans’ group, the Royal…

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Against the New Phrenology: De-Pathologizing Trumpism

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
This is a guest post by Dan Boscov-Ellen. Dan is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Instructor in Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt…

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A Few Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation

I was just thinking about this “cultural appropriation” thing lately. It’s not something I know much about. I have used the verb “to appropriate” in my own writing to refer to Africans taking, borrowing, adapting, and altering cultural objects from … Continue reading

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