Europe, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

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by Hagai El-Ad  European foreign ministers attending Prime Minister Netanyahu’s breakfast in Brussels this Monday may find their thoughts wandering, as the guest of honor once again speaks of Iran, self-indulgent whining of “double standards,” and “the only democracy in the… Continue Reading  

Welcome to the Birthplace of Trumpism

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by John Feffer He was a rich businessman, an outspoken outsider with a love of conspiracy theories. And he was a populist running for president. In 1990, when Donald Trump was still beyond the furthest outskirts of American politics, Stanislaw… Continue Reading  

Who’s a “Bad Jew”?

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by John Feffer In the TV show Transparent, the Pfeffermans are an infuriating family. Mort, the patriarch, is transitioning to Maura, and much of the focus of the show is on the transgender experience. But it’s hard to miss that Maura… Continue Reading  

The Bloodstained Rise of Global Populism

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by Alfred W. McCoy In 2016, something extraordinary happened in the politics of diverse countries around the world. With surprising speed and simultaneity, a new generation of populist leaders emerged from the margins of nominally democratic nations to win power. … Continue Reading  

Did Gorka Greenlight Hungary’s Move Against University?

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by Jim Lobe Consider the following chronology: