Mein Kampf

America 2018: postmodern 'Germany 1933'

- Advertisement -<p>Imagine waking up to the shock, the excitement of the new Germany in 1933, when Hitler became chancellor. An earthshaking moment, …

Liberal View

Bennett: Rising antisemitism related to far right, refugees, social media

The Diaspora Affairs Ministry released its annual report on antisemitism on Sunday, highlighting the major facets of society from which the trend …

World News

Mein Kampf is allowed in Texas prisons but The Color Purple is not

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related topics.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book links roundup, a curated collection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of January 14, 2018.<p>Elena Ferrante is going to start …

Flannery O'Connor

The fringe thinkers who infiltrated US politics

The year since Donald Trump and his family walked into the White House has been a rollercoaster ride. In addition to unprecedented conflicts of interest and styles of communication, the US president brought with him an extraordinary succession of characters and world-views.<p>From far-right ideologues …

Donald Trump

Commentary: What to do when liberals are the censors?

Citizens in authoritarian states know what they can read or publish, see or hear. In places such as China, Russia, Iran, Turkey and Egypt, semi-free private discussion and small-circulation publishing is permitted. But the dissident talk can’t become opposition action. That is cut off, either at …

Opinion

Books are being almost entirely banned from some prisons, and it's part of a huge problem

We already know that private prisons are expensive and end up being less safe than ones run by the state, but a new pilot program in New York State …

Prison

Grossman: We’re better than than this so-called "barroom talk," hopefully [updated]

[Update posted on 1/19: Franklin City Councilman Joe Ault, mentioned in this story, resigned from the Franklin City Council after re-posting a meme …

Indianapolis

Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer Is ‘Designed to Target Children' as Young as 11 for Radicalization, Editor Claims

The editor of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer acknowledged on a white supremacist radio show that the true purpose of the conspiracy site is to …

Racism

From a German Dissenter’s Diary Comes a Sense of What Ordinary Germans Knew about the Holocaust

In 1939, Friedrich Kellner, a German opponent of Hitler, began to document his impressions of the Nazi regime and its crimes. The resulting diary was …

Jewish Culture

Trump’s Quest to Make America White Again

EPA<p>Click for full view<p>Author<p>By James Q. Whitman Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School, and the author of Hitler’s American …

European News

This Is What a White Supremacist Department of Justice Looks Like

Jeff Sessions's tenure as attorney general shows how far to the right the Republican Party has swerved under Trump.<p><i>This article is part of a weeklong series looking back at the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.</i><p>To judge Donald Trump’s presidency, we should ask what he’s done that a generic …

Republican Party

Five ways to protect free speech on campuses, and elsewhere

Few issues more divide North American campuses than free expression. And conflict over it has further divided the right against the left.<p>More …

Censorship

Toby Young: once more unto the breach

I naively thought that if I resigned from the Office for Students, stepped down from the Fulbright Commission and apologised for the offensive things I’d said on Twitter the witch-hunt would end. In fact, it has reached a new, frenzied pitch. The mob’s blood lust is up and it won’t rest until it …

Vince Cable

19 Pictures Which Prove That Stoners Are The Most Creative F**kers Out There

They say cannabis opens up your mind and lets the creative juices flow. This doesn't just mean it helps a musician create a tune or a painter put …

Adolf Hitler

A candid climate scientist explains how to ‘fix’ the debate

Lessons from the <i>Alley-oops</i> department.<p><b>By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website.</b><p>Summary: Here are brief excerpts and my comments from a speech …

Little Ice Age

Don’t Blame Donald Trump That Bradbury’s ‘Farenheit 451’ Dystopia Is Now, Says Director

Ramin Bahrani rejected TV critics’ efforts to describe his adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian ’50s novel <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> as a condemnation of …

Entertainment Industry

Texas reviewing prison policy on banned books

AUSTIN — Texas prison officials are reviewing how to decide which books are banned in state jails and prisons.<p>The Texas Department of Criminal …

Adolf Hitler

Is Ultra-Orthodoxy A Response To The Holocaust?

In recently watching Neflix’s somewhat controversial yet highly compelling documentary, “One of Us,” which traces the path of three Hasidic Jews who …

Jewish Culture

McVeigh-worshipping neo-Nazi gets prison for bomb-making supplies

Brandon Clint Russell, a 22-year-old member of the Florida Army National Guard and the founder of a neo-Nazi cell he called “Atomwaffen Division,” …

Crime

10 New Jobs for Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist and the nation’s angriest uncle, left his position today as executive chairman of Breitbart News, …

Steve Bannon

New Jersey Reverses Ban On Book About Mass Incarceration Under Fire From ACLU

The New Jersey Department of Corrections has lifted a ban on a book that links racial discrimination and mass incarceration after the ACLU called the prohibition unconstitutional and demanded the department reverse its position.<p>Inmates at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton and Southern State …

Prison

Rabbi Lapin: ‘Christianity Is the Last Unprotected Minority’ and the War Against It Is Real

This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.<p>GLENN: So I spent a lot of vacation reading, and I was trying to look for perspective and insight, …

Religion

New Jersey prisons lift ban on acclaimed book ‘The New Jim Crow’

Prohibiting prisoners access to titles like "The New Jim Crow" is an ironic act to keep them imprisoned.<p>In the novel <i>Invisible Man</i> by Ralph Ellison, …

Liberal View

Trump Angrily Throws Steve Bannon’s Signed Copy of “Mein Kampf” in Trash

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Furious over a very public breakup with his former adviser Steve Bannon, Donald Trump on Wednesday angrily threw a copy of “Mein Kampf” that Bannon had inscribed to him in the trash.<p>The book, which Bannon had given to Trump as a token of his love and friendship …

Liberal View

A professor learns a student is reading a book that he finds reprehensible (opinion)

I’m ashamed of feeling proud for not having read a particular book. Because <i>reading is good</i>. It doesn’t matter what.<p>Several years ago, Sara, a …

Agatha Christie

21st Century Fascism: Trump Style -- Part I

- Advertisement -<p>1. Introduction. Just because there are elections and an elected government, don't think that there cannot be fascism. One needs …

Liberal View

There is still more to learn about Hitler

Soon after his politicization and radicalization in the summer of 1919, Adolf Hitler secretly started colluding with Russian nationalists. Driven by …

Liberal View

From outrageous rockers to political arsonists: the New Statesman year in interviews

Throughout 2017 the New Statesman sought out the most influential, interesting and exciting personalities to feature on its pages. Here are some of …

Tim Farron

The most ridiculous, most insane, most unhinged video meltdowns of 2017

It was another banner year for bad public behavior. From crazy Christian extremists burning anal sex guides, to tired comedians trashing talking …

LGBTQ

Who will save our bookstores, and the communities they tie together?

A good bookstore is a kind of church – a space for believers to share the rituals of browsing, thinking and communicating. But, as in churches, attendance is waning. Robert Everett-Green looks at a book that chronicles what's being lost<p>The world's oldest library, at al-Qarawiyyin University in …

Adolf Hitler