The Far Right Has a History of Infiltrating the British Army

March 21, 2019

The far right recognizes the value, both in training and in terms of access to arms and equipment, that active and former soldiers bring to its organizations. In early October 2018, a photo emerged that showed former leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy...

Remembrance Day Must Include Britain’s Colonial Legacy

November 10, 2018

The small English town of Smethwick took one giant leap by honoring South Asian soldiers who fought for the British Empire. On November 4, a statue of an Indian soldier clad in British Army attire was unveiled outside a Sikh temple in the UK town of Smethwick ahead of the Armistice...

The World This Week: Goldman Shrinks London Team on Fears of Brexit

February 12, 2017

Brexit marks new risks to the British economy at a time when the global financial system is wobbly and protectionist sentiments are on the rise. This week, the legendary public educator Professor Hans Rosling died. He used data in revolutionary ways to shatter preconceived notions about...

The World This Week: Barack Obama Bows Out of the White House

January 15, 2017

Obama promised change but prized continuity, chose Clinton’s economics over Roosevelt’s, and made historic rapprochements with some longstanding adversaries. The curtain has rung down on the first black president of the United States. After an improbable victory, Barack Hussein Obama is...

The Coming Battle for the Soul of Europe

January 20, 2015

There's a battle coming for the soul of Europe and the far-right is rallying like it's 1099. In the first Crusade, on their way to fight the Muslim infidels in Jerusalem, the armed pilgrims asked themselves a provocative question: Why should we trek so far to kill people we barely know when we...