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Fueling Europe’s right-wing populism

From the Comparative Politics Newsletter, a symposium on Populism in a Comparative Perspective. Aline Burni (UFMG): Beyond Protest Vote: Western European Extreme Right Voters in Comparative Perspective. Ralph Scott (Birkbeck): Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: Populism in Europe. Shaen Corbet (DCU) and Charles James Larkin (TCD): Populism and Extremism: The Immediate Political Challenges to Europeanism. Once in the shadows, Europe’s neo-fascists are re-emerging (and more). The far Right’s leftist


Paper Trail

The standing committee of the US Senate Daily Press Gallery has decided not to move forward with Breitbart’s application for permanent press credentials. The website’s temporary passes will expire at the end of May. The committee was concerned about Breitbart’s many conflicts of interest inside the White House, as well as “the fact that Breitbart

Syllabi

Deconstructing Disney

Hannah FrankIn Preston Sturges’s film Sullivan’s Travels (1941), convicts get a break from the woes of the Depression and chain-gang life at a screening of the Walt Disney cartoon “Playful Pluto.” Now, just in

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

The Osage were warriors, buffalo hunters, harvesters, farmers—one of the great nations of the Great Plains. Europeans who encountered them early on described them as uncommonly tall, well-built, imposing: The "finest men we have ever seen," Thomas Jefferson said in 1804,

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Durga Chew-Bose

A critic who prefers the term “enthusiast,” an essayist who worries she’s really a poet, Durga is an unrivalled player of what Doris Lessing, in The Golden Notebook, calls “the game.”

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Bookforum: “False Starts”

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The Life and Death of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser

It was not just the suddenness of his death that made it hard to realize Louis Kahn was gone, Something about the way he disappeared from the world—irregularly, mysteriously, with that strange two-day gap when nobody he knew could find him—left many people unable to take in the facts of his death. For the California relatives, who learned about Lou’s death through a series of relayed phone calls, there was a persistent confusion about

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