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Opinion: Germany's political shock

Hardly anyone could have imagined that talks to form a new German government would collapse. Anything's possible, from minority rule to a fresh vote. …

The economic peril of aggrieved nationalism | Financial Times

Humanity is tribal. We are social and cultural animals. Culture lets us co-operate not just in family bands, but in imagined communities. Of all such …

Opinion: The nationalist wave in the U.S. and Europe that liberals still don’t get

Geert Wilders, the nationalist candidate for prime minister of the Netherlands, lost that country’s election last week. This has brought comfort to …

5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims

The British people suffer "historical amnesia" over the atrocities committed by their former empire, an Indian MP and author has claimed.<p>Former UN …

The vote that could wreck the European Union

IT HAS been many years since France last had a revolution, or even a serious attempt at reform. Stagnation, both political and economic, has been the …

European Union

Hundreds protest far-right meeting in Italy, scuffles break out | Reuters

ROME Hundreds took to the streets in the northern Italian city of Genoa to protest against a meeting of European far-right political groups on …

The Latest: Le Pen vows to pull France out of EU, NATO

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on France's far right conference Sunday in the southeast city of Lyon. (all times local):<p>4:35 p.m.<p>French far-right …

We Voted More Than Once In This French Presidential Primary And That's Not Okay

The ballot cast in the investigation was left blank in each case, so as not to influence the final result. And we sent the same reporter — the author of this story — as in the first round to carry out this renewed investigation.<p><i>This post was translated from French.</i>

Nazi Sub Portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark Discovered in the North Atlantic

German researchers have discovered the wreck of U-581, a Nazi sub that sunk near the Azores in February 1942. The 220-foot-long VIIC U-boat—the same …

This Is How France’s Nationalist Party Is Winning Gay Support

PARIS — The courtship of LGBT voters by one of the leading candidates for the presidency of France began as she tried to distance her party from the Nazis.<p>While campaigning to lead the National Front in 2010, Marine Le Pen set out to bury the legacy of the party’s founder, her own father, …

LGBTQI

Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels' Secretary Dead at 106

World<p>BERLIN — Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, has died. She was 106.<p>Pomsel lived most of her life in relative obscurity until a German newspaper published an interview with her in 2011, prompting a flurry of interest in one of the last surviving …

These rebellious teens resisted the Nazis by beating up Hitler Youth, and some paid with their lives

They also liked singing and country outings<p>On July 17, 1943, the Düsseldorf-Grafenberg branch of the Nazi party reported to the Gestapo on the growth …

Hart thrives in Italy while replacement Bravo flounders

MILAN (Reuters) - An early lesson Joe Hart learned after moving to Torino was that the English soccer term “clean sheet” does not translate literally into Italian.<p>Britain Football Soccer - England Press Conference - Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre - 14/11/16 England's Joe Hart during the press …

How the Nazis Took Control of Germany

Today, Jan. 27, marks the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. That event did not mark the end of the Holocaust—gassings continued until …

Northwestern University

How to deal with fascists -- lessons from history

The so-called “alt right” is feeling its oats. With Donald Trump about to assume the presidency, white nationalists, supremacists and Neo-Nazis are …

Is The World Turning Fascist? And Does It Matter?

<i>This article first appeared on the London School of Economics site.</i><p>Is Trump a fascist? Let’s start with another question: Why do we want to know?<p>Is …

London School of Economics

The First Episode of Our Series on Fascism Asks What That Slippery Word Really Means

<i>Read Rebecca Onion’s</i> <i>introduction to this series</i><i>.</i><p>In the first episode of Fascism: A <b>Slate Academy</b>, <b>Slate</b> writers Rebecca Onion, June Thomas, and Joshua …

What Is Fascism?

Fascism is a complex ideology. There are many definitions of fascism; some people describe it as a type or set of political actions, a political …

Political Science

Fascist in the Family by Francis Beckett review – Britain’s far-right tradition

How remote are the blackshirts of the 1930s from today? Biographies of John Beckett and ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ explore the history of fascism in the UK<p>John Beckett was a loving father who dreamed of sending his son Francis to a top public school. The family didn’t always have money, but he took pains to …

Mein Kampf

Opinion: Hate is in the air

In Washington, Trump has blasted demonstrators and the media; in Germany, his like-minded European friends have celebrated themselves. The guns are …

Europe's far-right leaders speak on Trump at conference

<b>Koblenz, Germany (CNN) —</b> Swelling music and angry rhetoric, straight from the Donald Trump inauguration playbook, were prominent Saturday as Europe's nationalist parties gathered under the banner "Europe of Nations and Freedom" -- their political bloc in the European Union parliament.<p>The big stars: …

European Union

German politicians seek way to bankrupt 'neo-Nazi' NPD

Germany's NPD beat a constitutional case trying to get them banned this week, although the top court agreed that the far-right party was …

European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, …

French Socialists still trail four other Presidential candidates as primary approaches: poll

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Socialists still trail well behind four other main candidates for the French presidency days ahead of the first round of the party’s presidential primary, according to extracts from a new opinion poll published by Le Monde.<p>Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) …

Everyone is asking the wrong question about Europe

As Europe heads into a saturated election year, markets are trying to identify the "next Brexit" or the "next Donald Trump."<p>Analysts have zeroed in on the French election in particular, drawing on the similarities between the populist movement in France and those of the UK and the US.<p>However, a …

Angela Merkel

How Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' became a bestseller in 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> In January 2016, the Institute of Contemporary History released the first reprint of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" since World War II. One year on, the German publisher says the book has sold some 85,000 copies and spent 35 weeks on Der Spiegel non-fiction best-seller list.<p>Dr. Magnus …

World War II

Liberalism is suffering but democracy is doing just fine | Kenan Malik

The march of the populist right, on the back of disgruntled working-class votes, means traditional progressive democracy must reinvent itself or become irrelevant<p>Welcome to 2017. It will be just like 2016. Only more so. This will be the year in which Donald Trump formally enters the White House, …

Angela Merkel