Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.
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.
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.
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.
Trump's former chief strategist has returned to his media roots. And he has more than a few grudges.
The alt-right is trying to subvert America's history of opposition to fascism.
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.
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?
The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
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.
What connects a cartoon frog, misappropriated mythology and the US's 45th president?
Can the world's progressives build their own international movement?
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.
No one likes a white supremacist, but is violence the answer?
The 'alternative-right' has used social media to become a hugely influential movement in global politics. Where is the left's version?
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.