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Religious Freedom and the Christian Right’s Masterpiece of Manipulation

About Cole Parke Photo: United States Supreme Court. Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons. Throughout history, people have used religion to justify a myriad of injustices. In the United States, for example, some Christians used their faith to defend slavery and segregation, citing scriptural references as moral justification for the dehumanization and genocide of Black and indigenous people until, ultimately, the government intervened. Earlier today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Christian Right once again attempted to justify injustice, asserting that religious freedom grants them the right to discriminate against LGBTQ people. But…

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Three Pillars of the Alt Right: White Nationalism, Antisemitism, and Misogyny

About Spencer Sunshine Photo credit: Karla Cote, August 11, 2017, Charlottesville, VA https://flic.kr/p/XuUyHe The new wave of avowed White nationalists who have been energized by Donald Trump—most prominently the Alt Right—have held demonstrations across the United States, most famously in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. Progressive activists have struggled to conceptualize and oppose the movement, and there have been a variety of different responses to it. However, some of these responses show a deep misunderstanding by progressives of what the Alt Right and other White nationalists believe. To misunderstand the…

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In the Court of the Centrist King: Emmanuel Macron and Authoritarian Liberalism

About Ajay Singh Chaudhary President Donald J. Trump visits President Emmanuel Macron in France, July 13, 2017 (Photo: The White House / Shealah Craighead) “New Labour.” – Margaret Thatcher, when asked about her life’s greatest achievements. “America is the original version of modernity. We are the dubbed or subtitled version.” – Jean Baudrillard, America (1986) On July 3, 2017, France experienced an unusual spectacle. With all the regal pomp that the French state and the Palace of Versailles can accord, newly elected President Emmanuel Macron addressed both houses of parliament,…

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