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Bonnie Honig

Bonnie Honig is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University. Her most recent book is Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair.

Articles

In linking the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Trump invokes a fantasy of poetic justice—positioning himself as Rambo, the avenger of American humiliation abroad.

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In the face of climate apocalypse, the rich have been devising escape plans. What happens when they opt out of democratic preparation for emergencies?

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Both at home and abroad, Trump deploys a politics of misogyny—lifted right from Machiavelli.

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When it comes to sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein is old-school. But Trump has changed the rules of the game.

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Trump's paternalistic language of care draws an exceptional circle around whites only.

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Conservatives routinely deny that gender is fluid. Yet they have feminized Comey in order to bring him down.

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Opting out, as Trump has done with the White House, is a neoliberal habit. But who bears the cost?

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Forum Responses

The detention of aliens documented by David Cole in his fine essay is merely the latest in a long history of American nativism and xenophobia. This history may seem at odds with...
Bonnie Honig
Moving quickly from veiling to polygamy to efforts to control female sexuality to the denial of maternal rights over children to the (paradoxically contradictory) enforcement of maternalism as women's proper role to...
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Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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