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Friedrich Kellner was born in Vaihingen an der Enz, in the German state of Württemburg in 1885, in the house of his father, a baker. At the age of 4, he relocated with his family to Mainz. (More…)

Bolsover is a long way from Westminster. It’s an old mining town, mostly white British and ageing, where the factories have closed and the mines have been filled in. This is Labour country, but it’s also Brexit country, too. (More…)

Pop-punk often gets a bad rap, and for good reason. In wake of the ’90s punk explosion lead by platinum-selling bands like Green Day, The Offspring, and Rancid, ‘pop-punk’ became a household term as well as a signifier of both the corporatization of punk and a thorough watering-down of the DIY ethics that animated the underground punk and hardcore scenes that thrived throughout the same decade. (More…)

It is now nearly a decade since the death of Tony Judt. Judt’s work continues to present challenges, not least to those on the political left, of which he was a precise and unsparing (and occasionally irascible) critic. (More…)

As anti-fascist activists organising against a far-right mobilisation in Portland, Oregon made headlines, journalist and Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald took to Twitter. (More…)

The expectations for Sleater-Kinney’s new album The Center Won’t Hold are remarkable. They released their first album in 1995, 24 years ago. Their first classic, Call the Doctor, came out in 1996. It is rare in the world of popular music for artists to still be working at the top of their game, 24 years in. But fans still hope for greatness from Sleater-Kinney. Not nostalgia but greatness. (More…)

Before Fascism, no anti-Semitic parties or organisations existed in Italy. (More…)

The putative threat of the return of full-blown mid-20th-century fascism functions like a bad penny in the intellectual economy of modern Europe and North America. (More…)

At one point in 1943, British Home Secretary Herbert Morrison claimed that conceding self-government to the colonies would be the equivalent of giving a child of ten “a latch key, a bank account, and a shotgun.” (More…)

The national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America in Atlanta this August attracted a fair amount of attention, partly because the event happened as the group is growing and its favoured presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, is still doing well in the polls. (More…)

What follows is in the nature of a thought experiment. I am not a lawyer, and I have only a layman’s familiarity with the ins and outs of the law. (More…)

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed a bill mandating study of the Holocaust in the state’s public school systems. As an ageing millennial, I was surprised at this need. (More…)