Stories by Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani’s books in the last year include Soraya: Sonnets and Whatever Speaks on Behalf of Hashish: Poems. His book Assessing Literary Writing in the Twenty-First Century comes out in early 2017.  subscribe to Anis Shivani's feed

Posted on: Aug 13, 2017, Source: Salon

History may view the Obama presidency as a brief (and failed) neoliberal interlude on the road to American fascism.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2017, Source: Salon

Our panel of scholars on what we get wrong about white supremacy, and whether persecuting racists does any good.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2017, Source: Salon

A panel of scholars discusses the historical roots of modern white supremacy—and its most recent reinvention.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2017, Source: Salon

The term gets thrown around carelessly, but the history of this ideology is long and tangled.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2017, Source: Salon

Let's get past the stupid Nobel debates: Dylan is not just a great poet, but a prophet whose genius can sustain us.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The pernicious legacy of Clinton's 1996 immigration reform—and how progressives can begin to fight back.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2017, Source: Salon

Italian fascism provides a better model for our moment than Nazi Germany—and the comparison is not encouraging.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2017, Source: Salon

This entire debate is built on cruel and false assumptions. Here's the truth: Immigrants' rights are human rights.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

History shows us the only moral way to react to the fascist onset is to disengage.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Neoliberalism has gifted us with a serious regression to the past.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The election may be over soon, but Trump's far-right supporters are here to stay.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Capitalism has only itself to blame, forcing millennials to look for an alternative.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2016, Source: Salon

The rage driving our politics stems from cruelty of capitalism. So why do we vote for those who worship the market?

Posted on: May 7, 2016, Source: Salon

Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy. Now the problem's populism?

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016, Source: Salon

Republicans never had a soul. So that makes Democrats' betrayals, deceit and crisis of legitimacy that much more serious.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2015, Source: Salon

Hillary-bots argue that Sanders only appeals to white Iowa & New Hampshire voters. Here's how he proves that wrong.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Central Houston has been converted into an exclusive playland for the rich.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2009, Source: In These Times

Many people are not getting by. The human species faces dire ecological threats. Pretending everything will be OK helped get us into this mess, and it won't get us out.