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New Book: <em>The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America</em>, by Beth Lew-Williams

New Book: The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America, by Beth Lew-Williams

The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America, by Beth Lew-Williams. Harvard University Press 2018. ISBN 9780674976016 The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885. Following the massacre of Chinese miners in Wyoming Territory, communities throughout California and the Pacific Northwest harassed, assaulted, and expelled thousands of Chinese immigrants. Beth Lew-Williams shows how American immigration policies incited this violence and how the violence, in turn, provoked new exclusionary policies. Ultimately, Lew-Williams argues, Chinese expulsion and exclusion produced the concept of the “alien” in modern America. The Chinese Must Go begins in the 1850s,…

Julian Assange: History Will Win.

Julian Assange: History Will Win.

阿桑奇说:“历史将会胜利。”只能这么期待,不然就万劫不复了。其实这对美国未必全然是一件坏事(波斯纳新近在《新共和》上发表的短文就提到,泄密“maybe benefits”),因为政客从来不为人民服务,反而可能成为人民公敌。每当政客被钉到耻辱柱上,历史就取得了胜利。 可悲的是,历史经常取得这样的“胜利”。 《纽约时报》和《卫报》的专题网页:State’s Secrets;The US Embassy Cables。