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Helen C. Epstein

Helen C. Epstein

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Helen C. Epstein, Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard College, is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa. She has consulted for UNICEF, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Nation, The New Yorker Online, and other publications. Her recent writings can be found here.

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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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