Eric Zemmour’s Plan to Save France from Extinction

October 12, 2021

Until recently, France appeared to be on the way out, the Australian-American betrayal on the submarine deal the coup de grace, the ultimate humiliation for what once was known as the grande nation. Grand no longer, a nation at risk, collective psyche in the dumpster: autumn in France. Things...

Is Dutch Exceptionalism Equipped to Cope With the Pandemic?

March 04, 2021

In late January, protests and riots against COVID-19 lockdown measures in the Netherlands drew attention from international audiences, taking many by surprise. Described by the Dutch police as the “worst rioting in 40 years,” it was a response to the first curfew the country has seen since the...

The Photogenic Face of Europe’s White Nationalism

May 27, 2020

For much of the past decade, radical right-wing populism in the Netherlands has largely been associated with Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV). Following in the footsteps of the late Pim Fortuyn, Wilders established himself as one of Western Europe’s most outspoken promoters of...

What’s in a Name? Rebranding Racist Legacies

March 12, 2020

A sudden controversy has exploded in the Netherlands. In March, the Dutch department store HEMA began selling a traditional Dutch pastry under the name chocoladebal (chocolate ball) instead of moorkop (referring to the head of a dark-skinned person). HEMA followed in the footsteps of a small baker...

Will 2020 Be Another Victory Year for Trump and Brexit?

February 03, 2020

In early 2017, Europe’s far-right parliamentary bloc met in Koblenz, Germany, to plot its political future. The meeting of the bloc’s leaders — which included Marine le Pen from France, Matteo Salvini from Italy and Geert Wilders from the Netherlands — took place shortly after the...

Australia’s Own Brand of Radical Populism

June 20, 2019

Unlike radical right-wing populism in Western Europe, Australia’s "Hansonism" is largely a one-woman show, almost completely dependent on Pauline Hanson's personality and appeal. She has been called a "mischievous troublemaker, an "embarrassment" to the country, and just a plain racist. The...

The Populist Radical Right Is an Electoral Threat That Is Here to Stay

June 04, 2019

In the 2019 European Parliament elections, populist radical-right parties have further increased their vote shares. Academic scholarship and media coverage of the populist radical right has expanded considerably in the past few years, due to its rising prominence in global politics. In the 2019...

The Shifting Norms that Threaten Our Democracy

May 02, 2019

What is behind the shift in norms around racism and the politics of immigration in recent decades? Although many are focused on the daily onslaught against norms under the current US president, from a broader perspective, norms around issues of race and the politics of immigration have clearly...

Making Sense of the Christchurch Terror Attack

March 18, 2019

For terrorists like Brenton Tarrant, acting in the name of "racial survival," human life has no value unless it is the life of their own ethnic group. Very few people probably still remember William Luther Pierce. Even in the United States, he is largely forgotten, except perhaps on the fringes...

Europe Is Caught in a Wheel of Xenophobia

November 08, 2018

The assimilation policy of integration, actively practiced across Europe, is one of the main prerequisites of xenophobia. The latest measurements in Europe show that after a sharp spike in xenophobia and radicalism in 2015 caused by the migration crisis, the situation has improved slightly, but...

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