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It is a longstanding tradition in the United States to play the national anthem before sporting events, with those present standing at attention with their right hand over their heart. Since 2016, however, some professional athletes have silently protested police brutality and racial inequality by kneeling during the playing of the anthem. Such...

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What is the Need of Nations

The Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK), a Slovenian art collective exhibiting at the 2017 Venice Bienniale, has invented a nation, with its own passport, as a work of art to “explore the meaning of states and statelessness, in part by reversing the experiences of citizen and migrant.” But doesn’t the...