The new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC represents decades of effort and lobbying for an institution to “highlight the contributions of African Americans” but this isn’t how the museum has been received by ordinary Americans. By GLEN RETIEF
Responses to a man ramming a vehicle into Muslim worshippers at the Finsbury Park Mosque in London, killing one person, reflect a concerning embedded psychological construct of societies that can no longer be ignored. By JASMINE OPPERMAN.
J. BROOKS SPECTOR contemplates the potential for the ruin of the liberal international project, although he finds a whisper of hope in a collection of other national figures who are not of the opinion that being a serial real estate bankruptcy perpetrator (and the lessons learned) is sufficient background to be the leader at the top of the liberal world order.
Sometimes politics generates a show that is more than sound and fury signifying something. Thursday, in Washington, in an open Senate hearing, was one such moment in time. And it is just possible that this is the beginning of a skein that ultimately leads to something big for the new president. J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes a look.
This article aims to provide insight into three pillars that facilitate extremist pathways into terror attacks – the meta-narrative in propaganda, directing behaviour into action and the complex network of associations behind attacks. By JASMINE OPPERMAN.