Joel Schalit / 22 Apr 2020

The Italian Campaign

Russia Threatens the Press

The threat was unambiguous. “He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it,” wrote Russia's Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, on Facebook.(...)
Joel Schalit / 13 Apr 2020

Public Service Announcements

Framing the Coronavirus Crisis

My neighbourhood is a book. If you want an education on the most important topics of the day, all you have to do is read the walls. By the time you've walked four blocks, you'll have a PhD in the zeitgeist.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Mar 2020

Protest and Survive

International Women’s Day in Berlin

Germany is drowning in a sea of hatred. No country is as plagued by far-right terrorism in Europe as the Bundesrepublik. Rarely is there a day without attacks on minorities and migrants.(...)
Remember me? ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Turin.
Joel Schalit / 13 Jan 2020

Two Scalps Are Better Than One

America and Islam

Nobody remembers al-Baghdadi. The head of ISIS, who was killed by American commandos in a nighttime raid in Syria, in October, was nowhere to be found.(...)
Multicultural Italy. Lingotto, September 2019.
Joel Schalit / 27 Nov 2019

Everyday Politics in Italy

The Logic of Exclusion

The kid was being followed. Walking up and down the aisles, speaking loudly on his iPhone in English, he was having trouble finding something he'd been sent to purchase.(...)
That includes genocide. Berlin, October 2019
Joel Schalit / 22 Nov 2019

Every Genocide is Special

Extinction Rebellion and the Holocaust

For a week, it seemed, Berlin had been taken over by the left. Not just any left but something new and unrecognisable. In the place of the customary red and black flags of anti-capitalist groups, protestors were waving flags featuring an hourglass, in soft greens and light blues. (...)

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