We all like to think of ourselves as heroes. But according to science, the vast majority of us wouldn't be prepared to rebel against totalitarian rulers.
For the Greek government, having people speaking Macedonian Slavic in its territory did not sit well with its national ideology.
Jihyun Park escaped North Korea and is now living in Manchester. But how to explain her scars to her children? Or why they can't call their relatives still living in North Korea?
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