Before the storm. Rome, Sunday.
Joel Schalit / 15 May 2020

Blaming the Victim

Italy and Islam

Religion is not a country. But, if you're looking to burnish your nationalist credentials, savaging a young woman for converting to Islam means otherwise.(...)
May Day refugee solidarity flyer. Kobtbusser Damm, Kreuzberg.
Joel Schalit / 08 May 2020

The New Refugee Crisis

Berlin on Greece

Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn't figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now.(...)
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.(...)
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.(...)
Germany against racism. Berlin, June 2019.
John Foster / 13 Sep 2019

Coming Up for Air

The Populist Interregnum

Describing his time in Nazi prison camps in the 1930s, Paul Massing noted that the experience was much more difficult for those outside his political party.(...)

Modern Germany. Berlin, August 2019.
Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2019

Dangerous Outsiders

The European Commission’s New Migrant Brand

Nationalism is here to stay. The far-right may never take over the European Commission. But its politics are now mainstream and have changed the way the executive frames multiculturalism.(...)

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