Joe Keady / 24 Oct 2019

Death Threat Politics

German Fascists Take Aim

Voters in the German state of Thuringia are set to elect a new state parliament on Sunday. The electoral season has been marred by a rash of death threats against leading candidates. (...)

Joel Schalit / 31 May 2019

The Blame Game

Germans and Antisemitism

“Their decision was racist,” my attorney said. “There was no legal basis to deny you permanent residency in Germany.”(...)

Joel Schalit / 15 May 2019

The Weight of Auschwitz

Poland Battles With Its Past

“You must come to Auschwitz. I go there once a year, with a group of third-generation Holocaust survivors.” Blond-haired and blue-eyed, in his late thirties, I found it hard to place him there.(...)

The Battleground / 10 May 2019

The God That Survived

Identity Politics in ex-Soviet Europe

Few areas of news coverage are as new to religion as it is to Europe. Particularly for journalists from the United States and the Middle East, where faith and politics are ineluctably intertwined.(...)

Armin Langer / 13 Mar 2019

Dog-Whistle Antisemitism

The War on George Soros

The European People’s Party (EPP) has initiated a process that could remove Hungary’s governing Fidesz from the centre-right group. Twelve member parties requested the step, which will be voted on next week. “Viktor Orbán has crossed the red line,” said EPP President Joseph Daul.(...)

Joel Schalit / 01 Feb 2019

Remembering Fascism in Germany

Everyone Owns the Shoah

I hate commemorating the Holocaust. Born to WWII generation Israeli-American parents in 1967, the Shoah, as we call it in Hebrew, has always been the cornerstone around which we defined our Jewishness and our politics.(...)

John Foster / 30 Jan 2019

Holocaust for Populists

National Pride, Not Genocide

Populism is the political order of the day, both in Europe and, with a somewhat different texture and topography, in the United States.  At the same time, the heritage of the Holocaust, as a defining event and an ethically foundational moment in European history seems to be in decline, even where it is not under direct attack.(...)

Joel Schalit / 26 Jan 2019

Turin for Migrants

Multicultural Italy

From Palermo to Turin, to outsiders, Italy resembles a typically multicultural, globalised nation-state. Difficulty in understanding that has more to do with politics than it does with actually existing Italy.(...)

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