German Pharmacies at the Heart of an Anti-Racism Debate

September 20, 2021

Friedberg is an inconspicuous town with roughly 30,000 inhabitants in a rural district in the middle of Germany. It lies at the hinge of the metropolitan region of Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, where the European Central Bank is headquartered. In recent years, this town where urban and rural life collides...

Is Oprah the Most Influential Person Ever?
September 03, 2021

Is Oprah the Most Influential Person Ever?

Right Think: Jane Austen Against Terrorism
September 03, 2021

Right Think: Jane Austen Against Terrorism

Critical Race Theory: A Dictatorship of the Woke?
September 01, 2021

Critical Race Theory: A Dictatorship of the Woke?

Are Online Spaces Safe for Queer People in India?

Are Online Spaces Safe for Queer People in India?

August 28, 2021

Indian queer cyberspace has evolved drastically over the years. The internet arrived in India in 1995, and high-speed broadband technologies started only in 2004. Before that, queer mobilizing mostly took place through informal and clandestine channels. It was only in 1991 that the first Indian...

Neurohacker Today, Smarter Tomorrow

Neurohacker Today, Smarter Tomorrow

August 19, 2021

“How do I upgrade my brain?” In an ever more inhuman world, ever more humans seek answers to that question. But the right answer depends on what you mean by the question. If by “upgrading” you mean upgrading the nervous system according to its own needs and functions (my expertise), your...

From Opera to MMA: Nationalist Symbolism and the German Far Right

From Opera to MMA: Nationalist Symbolism and the German Far Right

August 12, 2021

The German far right is awash with allusion. Like elsewhere, coded communication is the rule among far-right German organizations and activists. References to old Norse myths abound, and many readers, whether from familiarity with mythology, white nationalism or Norse-inspired superhero movies,...

The Prince, the Financier, the Henchwoman and the Girl

The Prince, the Financier, the Henchwoman and the Girl

August 11, 2021

“I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me,” said Virginia Roberts Giuffre, adding that she “did not come to the decision lightly.” Now 38, she claims she was forced to have sex with a member of the British royal family while under duress and still a minor. Prince...

The Musical Is Political: Black Metal and the Extreme Right

The Musical Is Political: Black Metal and the Extreme Right

August 10, 2021

There has been an association between the occult, paganism and the extreme right ever since the evolution of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party from the Thule Society. In the last few years, however, commentators are noting the return to prominence of racist occultism and heathenry...

The Elusive Edward Said

The Elusive Edward Said

August 06, 2021

Palestinian polymath Edward W. Said died in 2003, but it has taken until 2021 for a full-length intellectual biography to appear, one that properly backgrounds his life against both the political and intellectual history of his time and how, within this history, he stood out. There has been a...

MTV at 40: Did Video Kill the Radio Star?

MTV at 40: Did Video Kill the Radio Star?

July 30, 2021

On August 1, 1981, rock music’s second revolution started. The first didn’t have an official starting point, but Elvis Presley’s first number-one single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” was released on January 27, 1956, and caused barely imaginable changes in music and beyond. There was mayhem,...

Why Headscarves Matter So Much to Turkey

Why Headscarves Matter So Much to Turkey

July 30, 2021

Many news outlets carried stories in mid-July of the Turkish government’s condemnation of a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) upholding a ban on headscarves in certain circumstances, in which an employer wishes to convey a “neutral image.” In doing so, it is weighing into the...

Will the Tokyo Olympics Increase Japan’s Soft Power?

Will the Tokyo Olympics Increase Japan’s Soft Power?

July 15, 2021

Sport is often a great source of soft power, or the ability to shape the preferences of others by appeal instead of coercion or monetary incentives. The Olympic Games are a powerful tool for this type of attraction. Awarded to Germany before the Nazis came to power, the 1936 Berlin Olympics helped...

How Dubai and Abu Dhabi See the World Cup

How Dubai and Abu Dhabi See the World Cup

July 15, 2021

With the Euros over, attention outside the UK is turning to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The focus in Britain, quite rightly, remains on the racist abuse directed at black members of the English football team and the extent to which the prime minister and the home secretary contribute to...

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