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:

Did Bannon Tell Gorka to Ditch the Vitezi Medal at Hungarian Reception?

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by Jim Lobe It was another not-so-good week for Sebastian Gorka. Trump’s top counter-terrorism aide has been under siege due to his past associations with far-right groups in Hungary as well as ongoing questions from well-recognized experts in the field… Continue Reading  

Why Is Trump Adviser Wearing Medal of Nazi Collaborators?

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by Eli Clifton Editor’s Update: Gorka evidently felt compelled today to respond (via Breitbart) indirectly to our post here about his public display of a Vitezi Rend medal at an inaugural ball and on other occasions. We want to make clear that… Continue Reading  

The Real Face of Washington (and America)

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by Tom Engelhardt Know thyself. It was what came to mind in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory and my own puzzling reaction to it. And while that familiar phrase just popped into my head, I had no idea it… Continue Reading