Basilio Korman / 07 Jul 2023

Twilight of a Populist

The End of Silvio Berlusconi

It’s often written that Silvio Berlusconi’s political fortunes lasted almost thirty years, from 1994 to his death in 2023. But this is not true.(...)

Wieland Hoban / 30 Oct 2020

Equal Opportunity Racism

Jews and Palestinians in Germany

While the discriminatory nature of Philosemitism in Germany is not always obvious, due to a lack of knowledge of Jewish culture and politics, it is easier to recognise racism in the way Palestine solidarity advocates are treated.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 01 Apr 2020

Rock Against Corona

Die Ärzte Hearts Merkel

After days of reading one depressing news story after another about the pandemic that has turned our world upside down, I was desperate for anything that would brighten my spirits. (...)

The better country. Berlin, 5 February.
Joe Keady / 12 Feb 2020

German Democracy in Crisis

Alternative für Deutschland in Thuringia

Given the extent of the far-right resurgence in Europe over the last decade, it's often difficult to predict where the shock waves are going to come next.  On 5 February, it was Thuringia's turn. (...)

Antisemitic Lega graffiti. Turin, August 2019.
John Foster / 01 Nov 2019

Return of the Repressed

Cas Mudde’s The Far Right Today

“Populism...is the buzzword of the twenty-first century,” according to Dutch sociologist Cas Mudde, its best-known analyst. But that’s largely due to our misunderstanding it, he claims.(...)

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