Evil Empire

From Boston Review / Forum

Evil Empire

Edited by Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Investigation of power and dominion, through the lens of genre fiction, interviews, and essays.

Distributed for Boston Review

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Investigation of power and dominion, through the lens of genre fiction, interviews, and essays.

“All history,” writes Maximillian Alvarez, “is the history of empire—a bid for control of that greatest expanse of territory, the past.” Evil Empire confronts these histories head-on, exploring the motivations, consequences, and surprising resiliency of empire and its narratives. Contributors grapple with the economic, technological, racial, and rhetorical elements of U.S. power and show how the effects are far-reaching and, in many ways, self-defeating. Drawing on a range of disciplines—from political science to science fiction—our authors approach the theme with imagination and urgency, animated by the desire to strengthen the fight for a better future.  Contributors Maximillian Alvarez, Mark Bould, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Adom Getachew, Yuri Herrera, Michael Kimmage, Marisol LeBrón, Pankaj Mishra, Jeanne Morefield, Frank Pasquale, Arundhati Roy, Stuart Schrader, Nikhil Pal Singh

Paperback

$16.00 T | £12.99 ISBN: 9781946511119 128 pp. | 6.63 in x 10.25 in

Editors

Deborah Chasman

Joshua Cohen