The ongoing spread of English is unparalleled in world history. English dominates – in scholarship, business and international relations – but not all Englishes are created equal.
The leaders of Islamic State do not see their caliphate as an exercise in theocracy for its own sake, but as an attempt at post-colonial emancipation.
Why Oriel College Oxford was right not to agree to take down a statue of the British imperalist.
The Tate's latest exhibition, Artist and Empire, is long overdue.
Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world's two largest democracies learn from each other?
Books have active political lives. They inspire social movements and bind people together. Books can stand as short-hand symbols for larger galaxies of ideas.