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War and Empire


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What differs between old and new empires? Why has war been such a regular feature of human history? Tariq Ali addresses these questions and ponders the effects of current military technology on the physical world as well as changing attitudes toward global politics. Ali is the longstanding editor of the New Left Review, the author of more than a dozen books on history and politics, a novelist, and a playwright. Copresented by the Walker, the University of Minnesota Humanities Institute, the Institute for Global Studies, and the European Studies Consortium.

Part of the lecture series New Ideas on Globalization. Copresented by the Walker Art Center, the University of Minnesota Humanities Institute, the Institute for Global Studies, and the European Studies Consortium. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age.