History Teaches Us Not to Reduce Policing Standards

By Monica Muñoz Martinez As the Trump Administration focuses on expansion of border patrol agents by lowering recruitment and admission …

What’s New in Studies of Early 20th-Century China?

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom It’s easy to imagine a book on the trafficking of people in China around a hundred years …

Xue Generis: Can Xue and the Dangers of Literary Exceptionalism

By Amanda DeMarco “Can Xue’s works are truly exceptional,” Can Xue assures us. China’s most prominent author of experimental fiction …

Lisa Ko’s The Leavers and the Devastation of the Deportation Machine

An interactive map on The GEO Group’s website bears 74 green dots. These represent the 74 for-profit correctional facilities — …

American Myths: Teaching Immigrants in the Age of Trump

By Jamie Odeneal An effective teacher ensures that all students meet high standards while also responding to their needs as …

Remembering Bill: On William McPherson (1933-2017)

By Sam Hall Kaplan The recent death of book editor and writer William McPherson prompts heartfelt memories of a moment …

Best of April

Dearest supporters, readers, and friends: They say April is the coolest month. (That’s how it goes, right?) Well it was …