Why Is the Radical Right Obsessed With Southern Africa?

September 12, 2019

In 2018, the President of the United States Donald Trump posted a rather enigmatic tweet about“farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers” by the South African government. What initially seemed puzzling was soon everywhere. A few days later, during the former UK...

The Radical Roots of Trump Talk

December 18, 2018

Donald Trump regularly adopts talking points and conspiracy claims that originate on the furthest fringes of the radical right. For years, the American radical right has insisted that huge numbers of South African whites are being subjected to a racist genocide by their black countrymen. The...

Mateen, Roof, Lanza: What Do They Have in Common?

July 02, 2016

Differing reactions to mass shootings in America highlight the troubling hypocrisy regarding white terrorism. In June, a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando claimed 49 lives and left 53 wounded. America was left in shock as the deadliest shooting spree in the modern history of the...

Shakespeare’s Lucid Take on Dylann Roof

June 29, 2015

As Peter Isackson explains, the comparison between Dylann Roof and Othello is clear. Interpreting literary tragedy has never been an easy task. At school, we learn about the critical emotions an audience is meant to feel: pity and fear, terms Aristotle so kindly provided to successive...

The South Carolina Shooter is Not a “Terrorist”

June 29, 2015

Lowering the bar for white people instead of raising the bar for non-whites is the wrong approach for equality. In the wake of the South Carolina shootings, the US government has showed it is capable of swift action. Within days, the incident was labeled a hate crime, which allows prosecutors...