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  • Is Putin a New Constantine?

    by Daniel Gullotta

    "In short, Putin seems to strike some conservatives as a new Constantine for a new Christendom standing against progressive totalitarianism."



  • War Torn: Confronting the Problems of the Nationless

    by Nick Turse

    Those displaced by war, persecution, and economic desperation constitute more than a billion people. The "nationless" are the third-largest nation on Earth, and their ranks will only grow.



  • Putin's Historical Memory Laws Foreshadowed Ukrainian Invasion

    by Francine Hirsch

    Legal penalties for critical interpretations of the Soviet role in the second world war are an effort to prop up a nationalist version of Russian history that is being used to justify the invasion of Ukraine as a humanitarian and antifascist measure. 



  • The Dangerous “Patriotism” of the January 6 Insurrection

    by Ben Railton

    The participants in the attack on the Capitol a year ago reflected a "mythic patriotism" founded on the belief in an authentic, white, Christian nation under attack by enemies dangerous enough to justify any measures in opposition. 



  • Russia Bans Human Rights Group Memorial

    "Russia’s supreme court 'liquidated' Memorial, the country’s most vital post-Soviet civic institution, dedicated to the memory of Stalinist repression and the defence of human rights."



  • Can Universities Counter the Global Tide of Nationalism?

    by Emily J. Levine

    Nationalism and a growing rivalry with China have pushed some politicians to reconsider the openness of American universities to foreign students. The history of academic exchange suggests this may be a mistake. 



  • Boris Johnson’s Roman Fantasies

    by Mateusz Fafinsky

    Boris Johnson's recent statements that the collapse of Rome was caused by open borders are well out of step with historical understanding of the fragmenting of the Roman empire, but in line with a long legacy of political misappropriation of Rome as an allegory for the danger of immigrants.



  • Why Japan Forfeited Hosting the 1940 Games

    by Paul Droubie

    Japan's forfeiture of the games amid rising international and internal tensions shows that the Olympics have always been a vehicle for the promotion of national elites' agendas, often at the expense of popular domestic concerns. 



  • ‘Historical Distortions’ Test South Korea’s Commitment to Free Speech

    The South Korean government's efforts to police discussion of historical events, aimed at suppressing right-wing theories about the country's democratization movement, are an exceptional example of the tension between allowing free debate and the corrosive effects of conspiracy theories.