The history of the Olympic Games shows both the struggle by China and the Global South to be accepted by the U.S. and other imperialist nations, as well as alternative models to it.
Only through the lens of history can we understand why China fought so hard for a place in the Olympics on its own terms: to heal the scars of both exploitative Western colonialism and civil war.
Which human rights matter enough to put politics above sports? For decades, the United States and its European allies have gotten to decide the answer at their convenience.
The United States’ Recent Failures in War and Fighting Racism Should Serve as a Warning to Its Allies
Biden’s efforts to revive multilateral support for the U.S. empire have been fumbled on many fronts.