Radicalization in a Historical Context

June 27, 2016

Is radicalization necessarily a bad thing?  Following the pusillanimous and gristly assassination of Jo Cox, member of Parliament for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, the subject of radicalization is prominent in British news once more. This ought not to surprise: The arrested and charged...

The World This Week: To “Put Britain First” Terrorist Murders Jo Cox

June 19, 2016

The murder of Jo Cox, a respected British MP, is emblematic of increasing individual isolation, rising anger and fraying social contracts around the world. This week, US President Barack Obama faced a rebellion from 51 of his diplomats who find fault with his Syria strategy. They want targeted...

The Human Factor in the Politics of Fear

June 19, 2016

With Brexit looming amid the tragic death of a British MP, the political climate has turned ugly. We go through our daily lives, if not exactly forgetting the cruelties of injustice and grief that exist on every corner, but cushioned in our protective bubble of optimism that helps us deal with...