Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani is the Texas-based author of a forthcoming book on the alt-right. His recent political books include Why Did Trump Win? and Confronting American Fascism. His novel A History of the Cat in Nine Chapters or Less comes out in October 2019.

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Flooding in the author's neighborhood, Houston, September, 2019. Views
Friday, October 04, 2019
Lessons from Hurricane Harvey, for a Still-Flooded Houston
After Hurricane Harvey damaged or destroyed nearly 135,000 homes, killed eighty-eight people, and led to the deliberate flooding of west Houston as two main reservoirs threatened to fail, what did the city of Houston do? It did the least possible it could get away with, and then casually moved on...
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How does one fight for freedom by locating oneself in the headquarters of the worst human rights violator for the last seventy years?(Photo: The Education Trust/Twitter) Views
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Dream Is Dead Not Just for Dreamers, But for All Americans
In her important op-ed for the New York Times on August 13, 2019 , a DACA recipient (Dreamer) named Tawheeda Wahabzada, whose Afghan parents had earlier sought refuge in Canada but then came over to the U.S., declares that she is no longer willing to wait for our country’s legislative bodies to do...
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Law enforcement agents respond to an active shooter at a Wal-Mart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019. - A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people Saturday when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in the latest mass shooting in the United States. (Photo: Joel Angel JUAREZ / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 05, 2019
What the El Paso Mass Shooting Tells Us About the Operationalization of Fascist Violence
As repulsive as it might be to take the manifesto of the El Paso killer seriously, we must shed inhibition aside and take a close look at it. For a 21-year old, it’s quite well articulated, beyond the reach of most American college students in terms of linking cause and effect and describing...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
What Progressives Expect from Obama
Dear President Obama,
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Saturday, April 07, 2012
Modern American Politics as Performance Art
At an early Republican presidential debate the candidates all raised their hands like robots when asked if they would veto a ten to one ratio of spending cuts to tax increases to balance the budget. Ten to one! I suspect the answer would have been the same had the ratio been a hundred to one.
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