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Dalla St. Louis all’Aquarius: l’arcipelago della miseria [EN]

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The Conversation ripercorre gli ultimi settant’anni di storia dei rifugiati, a cominciare da chi fuggiva in nave dalla Germania nazista, passando per il Viet Nam e arrivando all’Aquarius

In the aftermath of World War II, the historian Eugene Kulischer wrote: “The refugee is the first peaceful immigrant”. Yet since then, refugees fleeing dictatorships, war and revolution have become the post-war order’s persistently inconvenient immigrant. The detention system that continues to hold them in limbo has expanded in response, as has the language that marks their exclusion: the “uprooted”, the “unwanted”, “the illegals”, and the “boat people”.

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