Who Is a True American? The Muslim-ban is About Volk, Not Just Racism and Islamophobia

Last night many friends of mine dropped everything and went to airports to protest the ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US. I wrote on Facebook that as an immigrant myself, I am proud of, and grateful for, everyone who did so. Over the last few months, however, whenever I’ve expressed fear… Read More Who Is a True American? The Muslim-ban is About Volk, Not Just Racism and Islamophobia

Patriotism

This frightening week started with Trump’s announcement of a new National Day of Patriotic Devotion, which immediately attracted scorn and disgust on both sides of the political spectrum for its fascistic vernation of the cult of the nation and expectations of ‘total allegiance’. It got me thinking about Patriotism, a feeling I would swear I’ve… Read More Patriotism