A history of inequality and division in society has reinforced a sense of separation – and it has benefited the far right.
We're pouring cold water on old ideas in this episode: from why the population of Easter Island really declined and what makes a good urban legend.
Thanks to the way they are portrayed in films and books, the Knights Templar have become identified with narrow-minded nationalism. This is unjust and inaccurate.
Notorious Holocaust denier Brian Ruhe gives a Nazi salute as alt-right protesters and anti-racism protesters take part in rallies in Vancouver in August.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The backlash against the alt-right has ignited debates about free speech. But not all right-wing thought constitutes hate speech, and we need to identify the dividing line.
For Socrates, tolerance is fundamentally about equality and the pursuit of truth.
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.
It’s #WAR, but who is the enemy now?
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
Trump's former chief strategist has returned to his media roots. And he has more than a few grudges.
Christopher Penler via Shutterstock
The alt-right is trying to subvert America's history of opposition to fascism.
People shouting and yelling slogans during a protest in front of the US Consulate to denounce Donald Trump’s immigration policies on January 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.
Media pundits are promoting Canada as exceptional in its tolerance and diversity but the truth is, Canadians have a tendency not to be not less racist than Americans, but to be less loud about it.
A row about whether Roman Britain was ethnically diverse has turned nasty.
Trolling is no longer confined to the darker corners of the internet, especially now the U.S. president himself is engaging in it.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
We're living in an alternate political universe of brazen lies and grotesque online spectacles of incivility. Who - or what - is to blame for trolling going mainstream?
What’s the meme war all about?
Star Wars Memes/Facebook
The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
Online backers are looking to Trump’s success as a preview of Le Pen’s candidacy.
ID1974 / Shutterstock.com
Some of the same people who played significant roles in a key pro-Trump subreddit are sharing their experience with their French counterparts backing Marine Le Pen.
“Have you seen what @realDonaldTrump just tweeted?!”
What connects a cartoon frog, misappropriated mythology and the US's 45th president?
Can the world's progressives build their own international movement?
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr (with the yellow t-shirt) in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria.
Alon Skuy/The Times
The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
White nationalist Richard Spencer was punched in the middle of a TV interview on inauguration day.
No one likes a white supremacist, but is violence the answer?
Alright with the alt-right?
The 'alternative-right' has used social media to become a hugely influential movement in global politics. Where is the left's version?
Looking the right way?
Despite the growing threat from far-right groups, deradicalisation programmes have been largely targeting Muslims.
The Politically Incorrect forum is bringing its racist vitriol to a website near you.
Who’s he listening to?
Trump has given extremists a high-profile stage, but in the process exposed them to the disinfecting sunlight.