4 poems appearing in Credo Espoir (in August)

I was pleased to learn this afternoon that my poems “A star observed,” “Aborning,” “Borrow my tears,” and “likened it unto Eve” will be appearing in Issue No. 2 of Credo Espoir. When the poems are published August 1st I will share them here.

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“None of the Above”

None of the Above is a “short sheet” I am writing/publishing which connects in many ways with the pedagogical philosophy I use here at DEMOI. You can read it/follow it here:

https://brewsternoneoftheabove.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/none-of-the-above-no-1/

“Let the Myth of Exceptionalism Die”

My editorial, “Let the Myth of Exceptionalism Die,” is in today’s London Free Press.

I caught an error after sending the piece in. You will notice that two dates appear regarding the Danish rescue of Jews during World War II: 1940 & 1943. The correct date should simply by (October) 1943.

Vox Populi: Let the myth of American exceptionalism die

Talking Bandung with a student

Talking about the Bandung Conference of 1955 and the Non-Aligned Movement with a student this evening.

In this era of a fracturing Atlantic Alliance I find it immensely valuable to better understand how there has long been more than a bipolar world out there. And I believe very strongly that young adults deserve to learn about and engage with alternative narratives about the historical roots of the twenty-first century world. They need to know about the aspirations of the developing world nations and to engage with the fault lines of colonialism, neocolonialism, and neo-imperialism. I am grateful that there are many outstanding works of scholarship out there that make my own reading so much richer and my perspective better informed.

For anyone interested, this book is an outstanding introduction to the politics of the Non-Aligned Movement and the developing world in the mid-late twentieth century:

9781595583420