Germans Shun Comparisons Between Hitler and Putin. What Are They Avoiding? When Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble gave a talk to an audience of schoolchildren recently about Russia’s invasion and annexation of the Crimean peninsula, he reached for a historically fraught comparison. “We know this from history,” Schaüble, a veteran of the ruling Christian Democratic Union, said. “Hitler used such methods in Sudetenland—and a lot more.” The outrage...

RT Anchor’s Riff Not as ‘Rogue’ As It Seems How Abby Martin’s on-air jab at Russian intervention in Crimea helps Putin

If You Want To Combat Hate, Don’t Outlaw Hate Speech—Counter It With Better Ideas Last December, a group of about 20 militant left-wing activists dressed as Santa Claus crashed a lecture on civil law at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. They were there to target Michael Brück, a 23-year-old member of a recently banned extremist organization and current deputy chairman of the far right wing party Die Rechte, or...

A German Holocaust Survivor Steps Into the Box “My friend asked me whether I would like to sit in that box when I’m in Berlin.” Thus began an email from Marion House, a 90-year-old, German-born Holocaust survivor. Marion, who lives in New York City, is a friend of a friend of my grandmother, and she was writing in reference to an article I...

Being the Jew in a Box It’s not often that someone compares you to the Hottentot Venus, Tilda Swinton, and Adolf Eichmann, all in the same hour.

A Sinister Trend in Publishing Saudi Arabia, a country in which book clubs are required to register for government licenses, is not known for its literary culture. Associating the Land of the Two Holy Mosques—ranked as the eighth “Most Censored Country” in the world this year by the Committee to Protect Journalists—with a thriving literature scene seems comical, if not...

Rotten in Denmark A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response

Meet Europe's New Fascists Hungary’s far-right activists used to rally in the streets. Now they’re in parliament, where their party, Jobbik, is stoking hatred of Jews and Roma.