Josh White / 27 Apr 2020

The Wrestler-in-Chief

Vince McMahon and the Presidency

President Donald Trump could turn to any political expert in the world for economic advice. Instead, he chose to turn to Vince McMahon, the PT Barnum of professional wrestling.(...)

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.(...)
Maxime Sattonnay / 09 Dec 2019

Changing the Debate on Immigration

The Berta Barbet Porta Interview, Part II

It ranks as high as class. Few issues have become as common to politics as migration. Whether it be the United States, the EU or Russia, we live in an era in which foreigners are as much a source of social anxiety as the poor.(...)
I lost my memory. Torino, February 2013.
John Foster / 15 Nov 2019

Scapegoat Politics

Keith Kahn-Harris’ Strange Hate

There is no more fraught a topic than Antisemitism. Antisemitism exposes the truths and contradictions of politics, illustrating the power of history and concepts, but also their limitations. (...)

Inspecting a communist banner. Berlin, May Day 2019.
John Foster / 07 Aug 2019

The Cops in Our Heads

Natasha Lennard’s Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life

Fascism is the order of the day. One might confuse it with populism, or that the two are somehow vying for supremacy. (...)

This So-Called World (No.1)
Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 02 Aug 2019

Art Against Populism

The Images of Marjolijn den Boer

It used to be said that art imitates life. But in a world of larger-than-life leaders elected thanks to fame or fortune, we begin to see life imitating art. Pop art, to be more precise. (...)

John Foster / 03 Jun 2019

The New Irish Politics

After the EU Elections

Those that don’t follow rugby, or don’t live in Australia may perhaps have missed the affair surround comments posted by Waratahs and Australia star player Israel Folau on social media.(...)

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