John Foster / 01 Mar 2024

In Need of a New Colour Scheme

Eurowhiteness, by Hans Kundnani

The EU bills itself as the cosmopolitan project of our time, proof that nation-states can overcome their differences and become the basis for a civilised order based on shared values.(...)

John Foster / 17 Nov 2023

Between Two Nationalisms

The Spanish Challenge

Breathe easy. Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, has won a second term in office.  This is the best possible outcome of the July election. Not just for Spain but also for Europe.(...)

John Foster / 31 Mar 2023

Italy After Neoliberalism

Mussolini’s Grandchildren, by David Broder

Giorgia Meloni’s election win in September 2022 was a watershed moment in history. Coming from Italy’s postfascist right, Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia (FdI) was the first party to overcome the antifascist nostrums that had been integral to European politics since 1945.(...)

The Battleground / 17 Mar 2023

Giorgia Meloni, Serial Racist

The ChatGPT Sessions, Volume 1

By community standards, his trip was a failure. Italian Jews protested Netanyahu's visit, and the community's leader, Noemi Di Segni, excoriated him for the settler pogrom in Hawara and for undermining Israeli democracy.(...)