Behind The Lines

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of populism. Frequently used as a synonym for fascism, it is not as consistent as the press would have it. Especially behind the former Iron Curtain. (More…)

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In a development that is very much emblematic of the state of politics in Europe, Spain is spiralling toward another round of elections to be held in the second week of November. (More…)

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“He’s going to save Israel from the Europeans.” So said my late aunt, handing me a photocopy of something written by its new ambassador to the UN. “Netanyahu speaks the truth.” (More…)

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Haringey Green Lanes is not a long way from Westminster. It’s less than an hour’s drive. But it might as well take several hours. (More…)

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Describing his time in Nazi prison camps in the 1930s, Paul Massing noted that the experience was much more difficult for those outside his political party. (More…)

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How many justices of the UK Supreme Court can you name? It’s a flippant question to pose, especially to British politicians and journalists. Chances are, they’ll only be able to cite American ones. (More…)

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Bolsover is a long way from Westminster. It’s an old mining town, mostly white British and ageing, where the factories have closed and the mines have been filled in. This is Labour country, but it’s also Brexit country, too. (More…)

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One of the overarching projects of the European new right is an incremental disentangling what it considers the “good” fascists from the “bad” Nazis. (More…)

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Iran and a trade deal. The 26 July exchange could not have deferred more to Trump. (More…)

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