The latest issue of Foreign Affairs – The Age of Uncertainty – includes a number of interesting articles, including a sympathetic one on W.E.B. Dubois and his global outlook. The writer, Zachariah Mampilly persuasively argues that “the erasure of his views on foreign policy and the international order represents an enormous loss.”

Had leaders in the the U.S. and Western Europe heeded Dubois’ thinking, Mampilly writes, the world would look very different today. The present uncertainty and challenges facing humankind would be of a different order and far more manageable.