The Mechanics of Discontent Visible in Berlin

Sep 11, 2020

The vacuum of leadership and the visible missteps throughout much of the Western world have turned developed nations into a fertile ground for what some people see as the resurgence of modern versions of fascism. Until the past few months, such a statement would have sounded provocative at best,...

Two Deaths Raise the Specter of Lynching in California

Jul 16, 2020

On the morning of June 10, 2020, the body of a young black man, Robert Fuller, was found hanging from a tree in a park opposite City Hall in Palmdale, California. The police initially ruled the death a suicide. Suspicions were raised though when the body of a 38-year-old homeless African American...

Tracking German Neo-Nazism Through Music

Jan 03, 2019

German neo-Nazi bands attempt to appeal more broadly to an audience that is opposed to the government’s position on asylum-seekers. Plato once wrote, in an argument postulating the banning of music, that “any musical innovation is full of danger to the whole State.” While an extreme...

The Radical Right and the Meat-Free Diet

Jun 11, 2018

It may seem counter-intuitive, but a vegetarian or even vegan diet is in no way incompatible with radical-right thinking. In her recent post for the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, Cynthia Miller Idriss rightly emphasizes the significance of physical bodies for the radical right, in...

Germany Remembers Solingen Arson Attack

May 30, 2018

The 1993 Solingen arson attack marked the climax of radical-right violence in Germany following reunification.  This year, the fatal arson attack in Solingen, a North Rhine-Westphalian city of around 160,000 inhabitants, marked its 25th anniversary. Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Foreign...

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