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The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is an institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences. Its goal is to support the free exchange of ideas and thus to help overcome dividing lines and mechanisms of exclusion within and between our societies. Institut for Human Sciences

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    The Everlasting Mao

    Rana Mitter

    Having once observed that "a single spark can start a prairie fire," Mao Zedong might be less surprised by how far his ideology has spread than by its many forms. From the structure of Hong Kong's democracy movement to the opportunistic rhetoric of the Chinese central leadership, one can find glimpses of Maoism just about everywhere.

    reviews recent books on Maoism, many versions of which continue to underpin Chinese politics to this day.
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    Big Tech Reckoning

    Policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly unwilling to leave the governance of technology in the hands of those who design it. But will they succeed in taming Big Tech and developing global rules for the digital economy, or will dominant platforms and national interests prevail?

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