African governments have transitioned from outright control of freedom of expression to a subtler manipulation of the press that includes withholding state advertising from commercial media outlets.
Venezuelans, fleeing hunger and repression at home, have surpassed Central Americans as the top US asylum-seekers.
The origin of tyrannical power is irrelevant: whether by election, inheritance or force, if rulership is oppressive, it is tyrannical. And the way to beat it is deceptively simple: refuse to comply.
Works like "Elegy" are ciphers for what it means to be human and vulnerable within a social and political regime in which not all bodies are considered equal