Our strategy right now is to get ready for the worst, and hope that the Republicans in Congress don’t give Trump the resources to carry out threats he made during his presidential campaign.
When we have an ideal that is unquestioned—the home, the family, country life, at the turn of the last century—it creates a weapon for use against anyone who seems to challenge those structures.
In the United States, the descendants of immigrants are culturally obsessed with proving our Americanness. In Brazil, it’s completely different. People use immigrant designations over generations and generations.
The interception of migrants at sea illustrates how powerful states, such as the US, exercise their sovereignty in a geographically flexible fashion, pushing their own borders offshore while infringing on the territory of others.
If you no longer have those traditions in place, what is it, if anything, that is doing the work of helping us think about death, whether our own or that of others?
I became interested in creationism at my mother’s knee, or hearing my father’s voice.