Will 2020 Be Another Victory Year for Trump and Brexit?

February 03, 2020

In early 2017, Europe’s far-right parliamentary bloc met in Koblenz, Germany, to plot its political future. The meeting of the bloc’s leaders — which included Marine le Pen from France, Matteo Salvini from Italy and Geert Wilders from the Netherlands — took place shortly after the...

The Hidden Success of the Far Right’s “Free Tommy” Campaign

July 11, 2018

If you thought the campaign to free Tommy Robinson was a failure, think again. On June 9, London saw a convergence of thousands of demonstrators to protest the jailing of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known to most as Tommy Robinson, formerly of the radical-right English Defence League (EDL). Robinson...

Do Not Mistake a Pious Muslim for a Terrorist

March 21, 2017

How the war on terror is becoming incorporated into mainstream politics. Well before Donald Trump was elected and Geert Wilders threatened to close all the mosques in the Netherlands, Muslims have been disproportionately affected by reactionary politicians' lack of commitment to universal human...

The World This Week: Dutch Dikes Hold Back Far Right

March 19, 2017

Dutch voters chose their calm and composed prime minister over his rabble-rousing challenger who has shifted the entire political spectrum rightward. North Korea was the subject of a recent edition of The World This Week. This week, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that...