The recent charge against renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman alleging repetitive counts of "self-plagiarism" represents a shift in academia from engaging with political ideas to waging personal attacks - a form of intellectual violence that plagues the academy, according to Evans and Giroux.
The number of indigenous people killed in Brazil in connection to huge development projects is on the rise. These projects are a principal reason that indigenous ancestral lands are not being officially recognized.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has been imprisoned in Guantánamo for 13 years without being charged with a crime, offers a harrowing account of torture committed by the US military. Larry Siems, who edited Slahi's diary, discusses this firsthand account.