The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
People of colour, Indigenous people, Muslims and Jews are regularly lectured to on racism by people who have never experienced it.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Malaysian leader has a history of making derogatory comments about Jews.
Loren Jacobs's prayer for victims of the Tree of Life congregation offended many Jews. Jacobs is part of a group called Jews for Jesus – a messianic Jewish organization with a complicated history.
To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu is surprisingly muted when faced with some attacks on Jews. Here's why...
Mass murders like the killings at a Pittsburgh synagogue are seen as the work of disturbed individuals. But America has allowed violence to become unexceptional, ignoring its root cause.
After the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, a scholar explains why this hate crime reminds her of the political climate between the two world wars in the US.
The attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the sending of pipe bombs to critics of the current administration are examples of the increase in the violence on the margins of the right.
With its attempt to purge the country's courts of 40 percent of its judges, Poland's right-wing ruling party passed another milestone on the path towards establishment of a one-party state.
The 20th-century philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote how refugees, in the absence of legal rights, were forced to live in a state of 'absolute lawlessness.' Her words matter today.
Trump administration officials falsely claim the law required them to separate immigrant families. The same excuse was used in the Nazi era to bar hundreds of thousands of refugees from the US.
As the party faces more internal strife over antisemitism, it's worth considering what Labour stands for.
American comedian Larry David has drawn fire for his jokes about the Holocaust. But he draws on a long tradition of Jewish humour.
Martin Luther has always given the country a chance to examine itself. Half a millennium on, the picture is more complex than ever.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
The rise of neo-Nazism under President Donald Trump signals a new wave of authoritarianism. Now more than ever, colleges and universities must help students become informed and compassionate citizens.
The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
Witch-finders of early modern Europe and modern Africa made themselves indispensable by showing people a threat of a growing crisis of threatening evil.
Fake news has been used in the past to feed into people's fears and prejudices. A particularly poignant story from 1913 relates to the wrongful conviction of an innocent man named Leo Frank.