Understanding Digital Hate Culture

Aug 14, 2019

Online radical-right extremist groups exhibit a massive range of ideological stances and approaches, which vary from country to country. These include the affirmed political stances of alt-right groups, the social movement-like practices of groups like Generation Identity, and the violent,...

The World Without American Leadership
Aug 14, 2019

The World Without American Leadership

Giving Away Equity to Create a More Equitable Society
Aug 12, 2019

Giving Away Equity to Create a More Equitable Society

The Rise (and End) of the Blond Bombshells
Jul 31, 2019

The Rise (and End) of the Blond Bombshells

When Free Speech Becomes Hate Speech

When Free Speech Becomes Hate Speech

Jul 30, 2019

As the recent furor surrounding British comedian Jo Brand’s comments on the BBC Radio 4 Heresy program attest, there is very little clarity about what does — and, importantly, what does not — constitute hate speech. In what was clearly a joke, Brand asked why anyone would bother throwing a...

Why Boris Johnson Isn’t “Charismatic”

Why Boris Johnson Isn’t “Charismatic”

Jul 30, 2019

Analyzing the character of Britain’s new prime minister, Atul Singh, in a delightful Fair Observer article that can only be described as “fair and balanced” in ways that Fox News has never attempted, calls Boris Johnson “the most charismatic politician of his generation.” Given...

British Raj: A Saga Like No Other

British Raj: A Saga Like No Other

Jul 26, 2019

The medieval Italian philosopher Marsilio Ficino thought of history “as necessary for the life of mankind, not only to make it more agreeable, but to found it upon tradition." He added: "What is in itself mortal, through history attains immortality; what is absent becomes present, what is ancient...

Johnson Can Bring the Country Down With Him in One Final Fail

Johnson Can Bring the Country Down With Him in One Final Fail

Jul 26, 2019

All eyes are focused these days on Boris Johnson, the new prime minister of the United Kingdom.  But that’s not the most important news this month out of Britain. The Labor Party has finally come around to opposing the country’s exit from the European Union, though it’s possibly a case of...

Will Boris Johnson Break Free of the Lilliputians?

Will Boris Johnson Break Free of the Lilliputians?

Jul 25, 2019

Elected by the Conservative Party as everyone predicted to replace Theresa May as the UK’s prime minister, Boris Johnson’s victory speech reveals as much as it conceals about the future of Britain. Above all, it reveals much of what we already knew about what we might call Johnson’s “speech...

Boris Johnson: Bumbling Buffoon, Pied Piper or Churchillian Statesman?

Boris Johnson: Bumbling Buffoon, Pied Piper or Churchillian Statesman?

Jul 24, 2019

The history of England and indeed the United Kingdom can be summed up as a ding-dong battle between cavaliers and roundheads. Like Gordon Brown, Theresa May is a roundhead. Both are children of men of the church. They work hard, find it hard to delegate and are not exactly the life of the party....

Convictions Are Not Central to Boris Johnson’s Brand

Convictions Are Not Central to Boris Johnson’s Brand

Jul 23, 2019

The United Kingdom, or at least the majority of the 160,000 Conservative Party voters who preferred him to Jeremy Hunt, prepares to welcome Boris Johnson as its shiny new prime minister, ready to tackle Britain's monumental problems. Sarah Lyall in The New York Times reminds her Americans readers...

Britain’s Long Shadow Over Ireland

Britain’s Long Shadow Over Ireland

Jul 18, 2019

The Republic of Ireland has been an enthusiastic member of the European Union since 1973, having both gained and given so much from being part of the EU. In the toxic mayhem of Brexit Britain, one question is perhaps more confounding than most, namely how did the Irish backstop issue emerge as a...

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

Jul 17, 2019

Boris Johnson, the former UK foreign secretary who is expected to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, earned his right to reign over the presumably final act of Brexit by becoming a media superstar. Adept at multiple roles to keep his audience entertained, in a recent performance he even donned the...

Is Europe Ready to Do More on Security Matters?

Is Europe Ready to Do More on Security Matters?

Jul 17, 2019

The notion of a stronger European security framework is gaining momentum again. While the history of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) goes back to the Western European Union, more recent initiatives include 11 member states calling for a new defense policy and a more majority-based...

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