Yet, despite the widening of the general frame, Orientalism still reigns; though it’s not as brazen, its subtle forms are everywhere.

Same As It Ever Was: Orientalism Forty Years Later.

Philip Metres reflects upon Edward Said, Othering, and the representation of Arabs in US culture.

Make Perms Not War

Saber-rattling. Increased presence of battle ships in response to a violent conflict in a third country. Decrees banning protests in Russia. Discussions of boycotting the Olympics in NATO countries. 

Seems like after the popcultural retro phase, geopolitics are now going 80s.