Rebecca Karl, Tom Lamarre, Claudia Pozzana, Alessandro Russo, Naoki Sakai, Jesook Song, and Angela Zito interview Senior Editor Tani Barlow, posing a series of question on history, politics, confiict, Cold War scholarship, and the struggle over so-called area studies. Topics raised and considered include the history of the journal's founding, critical reminiscence of the project's early years of publications and intellectual politics, historical trends in knowledge production and ways that the positions project has instigated pedagogic change, the contentious idea of “theory” in scholarship, and on editorial work and its relation to philosophy of history. The relation of the editor, her theory and practice of editing, and her relation to intellectual political history are explored at length.

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