Jewish Currents in Conversation with Time To Say Goodbye!

May 3, 2021

Progressive Asian Americans and progressive Jews today find themselves in some similar dilemmas. We are part of diasporic communities, but also often in opposition to the politics—whether domestic conservatism, nationalism—held by many in these same groups. What can we learn about the similarities, and differences, between contemporary Asian American and Jewish politics? What are the limits to these comparisons? And what are some of the challenges of trying to argue for a universalistic politics within a particularist/identity-based framework? Join Jewish Currents and Time to Say Goodbye for a conversation about the possibility of diasporic internationalism against the backdrop of US imperial decline.

Jay Caspian Kang is a writer at large for the NYT magazine. His new book, The Loneliest Americans, will be published this fall.

E. Tammy Kim is a freelance reporter and essayist and a contributing writer at NYT Opinion.

Andy Liu is an assistant professor of history. His book “Tea War: a History of Capitalism in China and India” came out last year.

Joshua Leifer is an assistant editor at Jewish Currents. Previously, he was an associate editor at Dissent, and before that, at +972 Magazine. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Nation, Jacobin, n+1, Haaretz, and elsewhere.

Arielle Angel is the editor-in-chief of Jewish Currents.

Time to Say Goodbye is a newish, leftish podcast and newsletter about Asia and Asian America.