Trump’s final executive order calls for the establishment of a more “patriotic” and “pro-American” history curriculum that blatantly ignores America’s tumultuous history of racism. This call to censorship follows a long trail of conservative attempts to erase history that might point to their connection with America’s racist history.
What makes humans any better than the other creatures we coexist with? Rene Laloux’s 1973 French cartoon “Fantastic Planet” pushes the reader to grapple with this exact question through a world full of aliens who see human beings as nothing more than pests. This fantastical film puts a mirror up to the human race and forces the audience to ask themselves, “am I part of the problem?”
What happens when a nation becomes ruled by labels? Nick Romanow describes how the tyranny of reductionism reigns over the democratic process.