The New Inquiry
Know Your Rights
June 28th, 2017, 11:41 AM
After the DC police formed a kettle on January 20 to capture over 200 protesters at the intersection of L and 12th Street, I presumed…
Terror’s Lawfare
June 26th, 2017, 11:41 AM
Last fall, when drafts first leaked of Sri Lanka’s new and draconian Counter Terrorism Act (CTA), the uproar was swift, but mostly contained to experts…
You Can Encrypt Your Face
June 21st, 2017, 11:41 AM
Facial recognition technology turns your face into code that can be archived and traded among strange and suspect parties. Its growing sophistication in the hands…
Editors’ Note, Vol. 61: Conspiracy
June 20th, 2017, 11:41 AM
This is the editorial note to TNI Vol. 61: Conspiracy. Subscribe to TNI for $2 and get Conspiracy (and free access to our archive of back…
You Probably Think This Bot Is About You
June 20th, 2017, 11:41 AM
View the conspiracy bot here. Where you seek patterns, you will find them. In humans, we call this apophenia: seeing a face in a cloud,…
Dispensing God’s Care
June 12th, 2017, 11:41 AM
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was passed by the US Congress by a narrow margin on May 4, 2017. It has yet to pass…
The Poverty of Entrepreneurship: The Silicon Valley Theory of History
June 9th, 2017, 11:41 AM
“If this guy [Toussaint L’Ouverture] could overcome being a slave for 40 years, and completely change a slave culture and defeat the French, the British,…
Dixie Be Damned, But Damn Everything Too
June 7th, 2017, 11:41 AM
Saralee Stafford and Neal Shirley’s 2015 book Dixie Be Damned asks what autonomy from the state would actually require. Upending the narrative of a uniformly…
See Hear
June 2nd, 2017, 11:41 AM
All the photographs that will ever exist of Harriet Tubman already exist. This is the postmortem arithmetic that governs evidence of a life already lived:…
Becoming a Leak
May 30th, 2017, 11:41 AM
It is embarrassing to leak. When we bleed, sweat and cry we are seen as shameful, out of control, undignified. Leaky bodies are subject to…