Immigration

To Fight Wokeness, the GOP Should Embrace Immigrant Voters

To Fight Wokeness, the GOP Should Embrace Immigrant Voters

The rise of ultra-progressive ideologies and the decline in patriotic sentiment are two broad cultural trends that worry American conservatives. Some may be tempted to imagine that these two phenomena are connected to immigration and the resulting ethnic and racial diversity—especially since opposition to immigration is common among conservatives

Alex Nowrasteh
Alex Nowrasteh
7 min read
Immigration
George Makari's ‘Of Fear and Strangers’—A Review

George Makari's ‘Of Fear and Strangers’—A Review

French conservative radio host Éric Zemmour is mounting a presidential run, seeking to steal the mantle of right-wing populism from Marine Le Pen. Not only does the 63-year-old firebrand want to limit the number of immigrants who can come to France—a standard campaign promise for politicians of this type—

Zaid Jilani
Zaid Jilani
5 min read
book review
‘We Never Looked Back’: Ruth Wisse on the Jewish Refugees Who Built New Lives in Montreal

‘We Never Looked Back’: Ruth Wisse on the Jewish Refugees Who Built New Lives in Montreal

After their flight from Egypt, the children of Israel are doomed to spend 40 years in the desert: it takes that long for the whining and backsliding rabble to begin its transformation into a liberated people. The Bible seems to mock their trek from one watering hole to another as

Ruth R. Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse
14 min read
Judaism
Maternal Lessons in Politics from a Jewish Iraqi-American Ping Pong Champion

Maternal Lessons in Politics from a Jewish Iraqi-American Ping Pong Champion

Whenever I would whine about some minor inconvenience while growing up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, my mother would say, “You should try living in Iraq for a while.” It was a subject she knew something about. She was just four months old when about 200 of her fellow

David Bernstein
David Bernstein
7 min read
Iraq
Modern Europe and the Enlightenment—A Review

Modern Europe and the Enlightenment—A Review

A review of Modern Europe and the Enlightenment by Rumy Hasan. Sussex Academic Press, 240 pages (May 2021). In a June 2019 interview given to the Financial Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin brashly declared that the liberal idea had outlived its purpose. He supported this claim by noting that the

T.M. Murray
T.M. Murray
6 min read
Books
Debate and Disinformation: The Ugly Quarrel Over the UK Government’s Race Report

Debate and Disinformation: The Ugly Quarrel Over the UK Government’s Race Report

Howard Beckett is the deputy leader of the largest trade union in the UK, a frontrunner in the race to be its new leader, and the elected representative of the country’s unions on the executive of the UK Labour Party. On Friday, May 14th, the party suspended Beckett, and

Damian Counsell
Damian Counsell
23 min read
BLM
A Loss of Direction and the Rise of Populisms

A Loss of Direction and the Rise of Populisms

Since the end of World War II, we have mostly been living in the Age of Moderation—an epoch characterized by middle-of-the-road politics, in which a moderate Left and Right pursued partially overlapping policies. This long period configured our political compass toward compromise, but that compass now is swinging wildly,

Joseph B. Juhasz and András Tóth
Joseph B. Juhasz and András Tóth
14 min read
Immigration
The Search for a Politics of Community

The Search for a Politics of Community

After COVID-19—when that moment finally arrives—will be a bleak time for most. Debts must be reckoned with; cuts must be made; seasons of possibly violent political struggle will not be avoided. But COVID-19 monopolises so much news media time and content, that it has frozen or put out

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
12 min read
Identity