Freedom or Islamophobia? Europe’s New “New Right”

Posted by John Rosenthal

The terror attacks in Oslo have focused media attention on Europe’s new “anti-Islamization” right — though the kind of attention is as a rule more suited to reinforcing prejudices than to providing insight. The World Affairs Journal has taken the opportunity to make available online my survey of Europe’s new “new right” parties. The article [...]

The Saracen and the Jews

Posted by John Rosenthal

Another interview and another controversy for Thilo Sarrazin, the embattled board member of the German Bundesbank. Last autumn, Sarrazin found himself embroiled in controversy and accused of racism following the publication of a wide-ranging interview in which he questioned the capacity for integration of Muslim immigrants in Germany. Now, Sarrazin has done it again. Though [...]

Racism or Sociology? The Thilo Sarrazin Controversy in Germany

Posted by John Rosenthal

Earlier this month, German central banker Thilo Sarrazin was relieved of part of his duties at the German Bundesbank after disparaging comments he made about Turkish and Arab immigrants in Berlin sparked controversy and charges of racism. But what exactly did Sarrazin say? For a discussion and extensive translated excerpts, see my new article on [...]