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Samuel Clowes Huneke

Samuel Clowes Huneke is Assistant Professor of History at George Mason University. He is author of A Queer Theory of the State and States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany.

Articles

How should LGBT activism think about state power?

Samual Clowes Huneke, Hugh Ryan

The celebrated novelist treated the past seriously, depicting its psychological complexity and drawing out its present-day political implications.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

The patchwork of government regulations around sex and gender causes endless misery for transgender people.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

In the 1970s, gay and lesbian West Germans sought to forge political solidarity from sexual identity.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

The pandemic will shutter many gay bars. Should we mourn their passing?

Samuel Clowes Huneke

West German witchcraft trials after World War II reveal how political rupture can fuel magical thinking.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

On the successes and agonies of a legalistic approach to gay activism.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

On the role government should play in times of crisis.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

Germany’s official policy of shame about its past is a model the United States should adopt. But it won’t protect either country from far-right extremism.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

In our search for a useful past, we need to be careful whom we name as the heroes of queer history.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

Soviet politics were more dynamic than we admit—and gay rights has less to do with democracy than we tend to assume.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

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