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Porochista Khakpour talks with Sampsonia Way Magazine about crafting her characters, her own identity, and her thoughts on the use of fabulism and absurdity as a means of political resistance. Read more...
A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Xi Jinping in Marx’s Skin
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Some of the German thinker's darkest ideas continue to influence China today. Should he be blamed for the crimes of those who claim his legacy? Read more...

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