John Foster / 03 Nov 2023

When Left is Right

The Sahra Wagenknecht Experience

It was inevitable that Sahra Wagenknecht ditched Die Linke. From her perspective, she was the only thing keeping the party afloat.(...)

Udi Raz / 11 Oct 2023

Jews But Foreigners

The German Contradiction

Over the last four years, I have collected countless pieces of evidence of how the idea of Germany - whatever Germans tell themselves about what Germany was, what it is, and what it should become - is interwoven with narratives claiming 'Jews' and 'Arabs' are different from each other, and deeply rooted in a state of enmity.(...)

Josh White / 09 Oct 2023

Media Monster

Rupert Murdoch’s Legacy, Part I

It’s the biggest story to hit the media business in years. Rupert Murdoch’s resignation is the end of an era.(...)

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.(...)
Basilio Korman / 07 Jul 2023

Twilight of a Populist

The End of Silvio Berlusconi

It’s often written that Silvio Berlusconi’s political fortunes lasted almost thirty years, from 1994 to his death in 2023. But this is not true.(...)

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