Bruce Robbins

Bruce Robbins is the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in Humanities at Columbia University in New York. His latest book is The Beneficiary (Duke University Press, 2017).

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Monday, December 18, 2017
How Orwell Used Wartime Rationing to Argue for Global Justice
‘We are the 99 per cent!’ Many of us who have applauded those stirring words, beginning with the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011, knew that the number was not precise, and was never intended to be. The slogan did not arise because someone calculated that 99 per cent was more accurate than 92...
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
It's Time for US to Cut Israel Off
My two children went to the United Nations school in New York. Maybe that's why the news of the 40 people killed at the United Nations school in Gaza hit me so hard. I'm as blasé as the next person about pictures of children's bodies lined up on the ground. We've probably all thought, "Those could be my kids." This time the idea was a little more vivid than usual. The crowd that gathered outside New York's City Hall on Jan. 7 included a lot of Jews like me. We were there to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's enthusiastic support for what the Israeli army is doing in Gaza.
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