John Foster / 03 May 2024

Always About Germany

The von der Leyen Fail

She’s married to a South Asian. But that didn’t stop her from complaining about the proliferation of African restaurants in the city.(...)

Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2023

Reading Politics

The Battleground’s Fall Books List

Journalists don't read books. Or if they do, very sparingly. Trained to follow the 24-hour news cycle, they focus on the daily flow of events, hour by hour, minute by minute. That's the narrative we know.(...)
John Foster / 28 Jul 2023

When the Press Fails

The 2023 Spanish Election

For the last two months, Anglo news media said the same thing: A far-right wave is sweeping Europe, and Spain would be its next conquest.(...)
Alex Gendler / 03 Jun 2023

Aryan Aztlan

The Bizarre World of Aztec NSBM

When eight people were gunned down at a Texas outdoor mall in May by a guy with a swastika tattoo and a social media account full of racist rants, it seemed like a pretty clear-cut case of far-right terrorism.(...)

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