How the Fear of Death Makes People More Right-Wing

November 24, 2016

Nations under attack can quickly grow more divided and increasingly hostile toward those from outside cultures. A string of terror attacks across the globe have shaken the world’s most powerful nations to their core. As a result of these tragic events and the fear-mongering from politicians...

Tell Me Again How Racism Played No Part in Brexit

June 29, 2016

Perhaps more than ever in the UK, so many people are going to have to fight just to be seen as human. I’ve carried my book bag back and forth to the library three times a week for about two years. I bought it from the Jewish Museum in North London because I liked it. The word...

Xenophobia Has No Place in America

January 25, 2016

Americans should celebrate the cultural and religious diversity of the nation. Xenophobia is not the way forward. On January 16, Amine Aouam was battered on the streets of Philadelphia so badly that he regained consciousness in the emergency room. His transgression? Speaking Arabic. Last...

Xenophobia is Alive and Kicking in America

December 01, 2015

It takes a truly great nation to understand that defeating ISIS will not do a thing to end hunger, arrest climate change and confront poverty at home and abroad. President Barack Obama likes to use the phrase, “That’s not who we are…” when referring to the distasteful side of American...

Central Asian Migrants in Russia: A Heated Debate

March 19, 2014

With the growing presence of Central Asians in Russia, xenophobia has started to rise. The question of whether Uzbeks might become a titular nationality in Russia reflects ongoing, often heated discussions on the future of the country and its ethnic composition in relation to the growth of labor...

Youth Unemployment and the Rise of Neo-Nazism in Europe

February 26, 2014

Is there a direct link between youth unemployment and the rise of the far-right in Europe? In recent years, there has been a notable increase in the number of neo-Nazi demonstrations and groups in Europe. Many commentators suggest this rise is related to the number of unemployed people and the...

The Science of Political Orientation

September 29, 2013

Is there a science behind one's political orientation? Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us, is the first book to reveal the science underlying political orientation, and to tell the natural history of the left-right spectrums that run through countries around the...

Mubarakism Without Mubarak: The Struggle for Egypt (Part 2)

July 18, 2013

Call it a coup or not, but Egypt now has Mubarakism without Mubarak. This is the second of a three part series. Read part one here. In the case of Mohammed Morsi, the media campaign against him and the Muslim Brotherhood, most prominently on CBC and ONTV satellite channels (both owned by members...