14 November

'I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that.'

November 14, 2009 · 1 min read

So spoke US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld on 14 November 2002. He started denying he’d ever said anything of the sort before the five months was up.


The global spectres of ‘Asian horror’

Bliss Cua Lim looks at how the female ghost subgenre illuminates efforts to globalise ‘Asian horror’

Rudolf Rocker: an anarchist ‘rabbi’ in London

David J. Lobina rediscovers a forgotten but fascinating figure in London’s radical and Jewish history

Review – Falling Down: The Conservative Party and the Decline of Tory Britain by Phil Burton-Cartledge

Sabrina Huck argues that a generational shift away from the Conservative Party can’t be taken for granted


The driver of dispossession

Tina Ngata explains the social and legal legacies of a 15th-century Christian principle that paved the way for imperial violence in, and far beyond, New Zealand

Review – Just Us: An American Conversation

Claudia Rankine's collection perfectly illustrates the power of frank conversations with white people on race and racism, writes Kimberly McIntosh

Resisting India’s structural limits on suffrage

Voter suppression and systematic exclusion cast a pall over the world's biggest 'democracy', writes Kavita Krishnan

Want to try Red Pepper before you take out a subscription? Sign up to our newsletter and read Issue 231 for free.