“China’s Olympic Delusion” is a great piece which gestures to the ironies and/or contradictions of political systems in bed with imperialist-capitalism as we know it at this time: the tensions between a dominant idea that liberal democracy is the best political system to pay attention to and address human rights, and capitalism with no limits, can go hand-in-hand. This is merely the delusion, and also the fantasy, that keeps “us” (i.e., citizens, intellectuals etc) put, and from thinking critically.
Agathangelou, Anna M.
"Seductions of Imperialism: Incapacitating Life, Fetishizing Death and Catastrophizing Ecologies,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 8:
5, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol8/iss5/2
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