Putin Is Leaving, But Not Saying Goodbye

Jan 21, 2020

The reorganization of power has begun in Russia. This process is also referred to as the solution to the so-called “problem 2024” — the year that marks the end of Vladimir Putin’s last term as president. By law he has no right to run in the next election, since Russia’s Constitution...

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach
Jan 21, 2020

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach

What Drives the Center Right’s Electoral Success?
Jan 20, 2020

What Drives the Center Right’s Electoral Success?

Are the UK and US Suing for Divorce?
Jan 15, 2020

Are the UK and US Suing for Divorce?

The Sinking of MS Estonia: The Swedish Radical Right’s Favorite Conspiracy

The Sinking of MS Estonia: The Swedish Radical Right’s Favorite Conspiracy

Jan 14, 2020

On the night of September 27-28, 1994, the ferry MS Estonia, carrying 989 passengers between Tallinn and Stockholm, sank in the Baltic Sea, hit by hard weather and winds measuring 9 on the Beaufort scale, which caused enormous waves. A mayday call was released shortly after midnight, but when the...

Are the Windsors the New Kardashians?

Are the Windsors the New Kardashians?

Jan 14, 2020

You can understand Meghan Markle’s frustration. There she is, half of one of the most illustrious, acclaimed and renowned couples on the planet. Practically every time she switches on the TV, she’s reminded of what could be. “All that money, publicity and influence — and what do they...

OK, Boomer: Understanding Today’s Generational Divide

OK, Boomer: Understanding Today’s Generational Divide

Jan 09, 2020

“Historical generations are not born; they are made. They are a device by which people conceptualize society and seek to transform it,” argued historian Robert Wohl in “The Generation of 1914,” his classic analysis of the young men who grew up around the time of the First World War....

Naomi Wolf Talks Homophobia, Feminism and “Outrages”

Naomi Wolf Talks Homophobia, Feminism and "Outrages"

Jan 08, 2020

The year 1990 witnessed several revolutionary changes, one of which was the release of “The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women,” written by Naomi Wolf. The “Beauty Myth” highlighted how male dominance is maintained by holding women to certain standards of beauty, and...

The Countries Addicted to Coal

The Countries Addicted to Coal

Jan 07, 2020

Scott Morrison is the prime minister of Australia. Over the past few months, parts of his country have gone up in flames. Hundreds of homes have been lost in widespread bushfires, and a number of Australians have lost their lives in the inferno. Apparently, the catastrophe at home did...

Have We Seen the Eternal Return of Fascism?

Have We Seen the Eternal Return of Fascism?

Dec 23, 2019

Björn Höcke is public enemy number one in present-day Germany. At least that’s what German media suggest. Höcke is a leading exponent of the “völkisch” wing of Alternative for Germany (AfD), the country’s radical right-wing populist party. And Höcke is a fascist....

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

Dec 23, 2019

As the shock of the UK general election fades, many questions will take time to be answered. Not that the reelection of the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a shock, but the size of his majority in Parliament was one that no Labour Party strategist had foreseen....

Where’s the Backlash Over Trump and Brexit?

Where’s the Backlash Over Trump and Brexit?

Dec 20, 2019

I dutifully got a shot this winter to inoculate myself against four different flu viruses. By exposing myself to weakened strains of these diseases, and preemptively suffering some mild flu symptoms, I can ward off the more serious consequences of a full-on infection and do my part to help stop...

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Dec 19, 2019

In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy. Sponsors and speakers at the event came from two...

Racism Hides Where We Least Expect It

Racism Hides Where We Least Expect It

Dec 18, 2019

Last night, the caregiver who comes to help my 98-year-old mother take a shower and get ready for bed arrived looking a little shocked. She’d just been angrily rejected by another patient, an elderly man who had complained, “You’re not even white.” He was white; she is African Caribbean...

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