Priyamvada Gopal teaches in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 11:47am
The Emancipation Proclamation and the Politics of Self-Liberation
On a cold bright New Year's Day 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln finally signed the document which underlies his controversial reputation as "the Great Emancipator".
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:08pm
Hurricane Irene Could Never Take from Americans What the Banks Already Have
It's a disaster. I am in small-town Massachusetts, listening to tropical storm Irene chattering on the loft windows, there's no milk for tea, and it's my fault. For the last 48 hours frantically excited radio and television anchors have spared no effort in producing high-level panic on an interminable loop. Even the generally measured tones of National Public Radio turned breathless with dystopian anticipation.