When he’s not blasting Europe for the sin of accepting migrants, Trump rails against immigrants hoping to make a better life in the U.S. Trump’s narrative that Europe is under threat from migration and that refugees are bringing a surge in crime sounds nearly identical to that of European far-right leaders such as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and Germany’s anti-migrant AfD party leader Alexander Gauland. … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘Culture’ Comments About Immigrants Echo European White Nationalists’
But our collective mourning should not forget the fact that a church was on fire. More than a national icon or a touristic spot, cathedrals such as Notre Dame reveal their soul when they house singing and baptisms, confession and pardon, preaching and prayer. … [Read more...] about Notre Dame isn’t just a cultural landmark. Remember that a church was on fire.
Hepburn’s slender body was the polar opposite of the bombshell hourglass figures of Monroe, Loren and Mansfield. Hepburn’s look was redolent of Paris, of Beat culture, of a new generation and style. At the same time her poise, her voice, her manner, seemed to place her securely within an aristocratic class which was simultaneously old European and modern American. … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Audrey Hepburn Is Still A Cultural Icon For Feminism
Germany offers a case study of Europe's sharply limited political landscape — divided between the right and the populist right. Although the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a newcomer to the German parliament (it came third in the most recent elections, with 12.6 percent of the vote), the party is already exerting a significant influence on government policies, much as Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party did in Britain during David Cameron's years as prime minister. Horst Seehofer, the head of Merkel's sister party, the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU), has become the minister of the interior, building, and 'Heimat' — meaning "homeland," which he added to the name of the ministry. He is trying to emulate AfD in order to avoid losing votes to the upstart party. AfD's strong showing in Bavaria undermined the CSU's previously hegemonic position, forcing Seehofer to resign from his post as Bavaria's minister-president. Now, Seehofer is trying to … [Read more...] about European voters are increasingly being forced to choose between right and far-right candidates
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. After much speculation over the future of the country and the bloc, British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter that formally kicks off the process for the country’s exit, Tuesday … [Read more...] about Future Of EU: Brexit Triggered By Theresa May’s Letter To European Union