The Politics of Inevitability and a Generation Without History

“By embracing the politics of inevitability, we raised a generation without history,” writes Timothy Snyder. The politics of inevitably is a confidence trap — a lulling sense of a security in fixed trajectory laid before us. It’s society on autopilot. To the extent that ‘progress’ becomes the assumed course, the necessity of teaching history diminishes, …

White nationalists and Islamist extremists desperately need each other

In a recent talk, Julia Ebner argues that white nationalist extremists and Islamist extremists share an abundance of similarities. What’s more, they need one another to feed their ideological aims. The beliefs that “the West is at war with Islam” and that “Muslims are at war with the West” validate one another. But even more, …

Mistaken Identities

What if we didn’t define identities by creeds, cultures, colours, or countries?