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Martin Lewis, “Misled by the Map: Geography Gets Political”

Misled by the Map: Geography Gets Political

The standard world political map appears to be a straightforward depiction of the earth’s sovereign states. In actuality, it forwards a vision of how we think the world ought to be structured—omitting some countries and including non-existent others. Martin Lewis is a senior lecturer in international history at Stanford. He presented during Classes Without Quizzes, part of Stanford’s Reunion Homecoming 2015.