Letter to the DAAD

by China Miéville
I had hoped to take part under the DAAD’s aegis not only in the cultural life of Berlin, a city I love, but in its political life too. But everyone has their red lines.

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Because it cannot be avoided, once more on the state of the world.

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What it means to pursue a hegemonising project, then, is to have the clarity to see what is actually happening in the present and to have the courage to respond not by reworking old and stale ideas to describe what is new and different, but with the ambition to struggle on many fronts and to seek to construct a new common sense, not simply advance a slew of policies – even if those policies are good, correct, and necessary.

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Letter to the DAAD

Dear Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, I was deeply honoured to be awarded a residency fellowship for literature for 2024 by the DAAD, of which you are the president. It is with great regret that I must rescind my acceptance of this offer. Since that invitation was...

Some of my best enemies are feminists: on Zionist feminism

Some of my best enemies are feminists: on Zionist feminism

This piece appears in print in Salvage 14: Shrouded in Darkness. Issue 14 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all audio...

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Give Dust a Tongue: Salvage Perspectives 13

Every issue of Salvage is accompanied by a pamphlet wherein the Editorial Collective presents a synoptic overview of certain key aspects of the political conjuncture as we see it – our perspectives. The below is the editorial perspectives essay that accompanies...

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The Actuality of Counter-Revolution

This piece first appeared in print in Salvage 12: A Ceaseless Storm. Issue 12 is available to buy individually here. Our poetry, fiction and art remains exclusive to the print edition, and our subscribers have exclusive access to some online content, including all...

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From Apartheid to Genocide: Salvage Perspectives 14

It is no small offence to our piscine friends to say that the punditry and political class has the collective memory of a solitary goldfish in a tiny bowl that it mistakes for the wide ocean.

Some of my best enemies are feminists: on Zionist feminism

Historically speaking, Zionist feminism shares key characteristics of colonial feminisms of the nineteenth century.

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