Federico Barocci’s 1598 painting ‘Aeneas’ Flight from Troy.‘
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte saw off far-right challenger Geert Wilders.
EU leaders will breathe a sigh of relief after the centre-right saw off the populist threat.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders on March 14, 2017.
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The famous anti-immigrant crusader fizzled at the polls, but the Netherlands still has a legacy of intolerance to turn around.
The Dutch electorate is divided on issues of immigration and identity.
Single-issue parties and inflammatory rhetoric are causing extreme fragmentation in Dutch politics.
Voters shouldn’t have to choose between being Dutch and being Turkish.
A recent spat between Turkey and the Netherlands reveals how Dutch-Turks are badly served by politics.
Dutch populism goes back much further than Trump, Brexit or even Geert Wilders.
Everything to play for and everyone playing for it.
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A large number of parties are in the running, which could make forming a coalition a complicated task.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
America is, once again, exceptional.
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Europe's populists are taking advantage of Trump’s victory, but the comparison only goes so far.
Geert Wilders in court during the trial.
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The leader of the Dutch Freedom Party was found guilty of insulting a group of people inciting discrimination.
On September 15, 2012, a protest in Sydney by Salafi Muslims against an ‘anti-Islam’ film ended in violent confrontations with police.
One Nation has built on the racism of its original anti-Asian platform by linking Australia's secular society to its Christian origins and presenting Islam as incompatible with this way of life.
The latest polls show Wilders' PVV on course to be largest party in the Dutch parliament.
Populists are on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic – Donald Trump (right) has even been called ‘America’s Marine Le Pen’ (left).
Populist politicians are on the march, first in Latin America, then in Europe and the US. They are on both the left and right, and their policies vary, but their approach carries the same risks.
Geert Wilders’ attacks on Islam rehash centuries-old Western Islamophobic slogans.
Australian is not Europe, and controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders did not find much of an audience when he last came here in 2013.
Look casual, guys.
A cluster of MEPs has become a formal group in the European Parliament at a very sensitive time.
Depressingly familiar aftermath of a free speech debate in Texas.
In the strange parallel world where free speech means causing offence and taking offence means revenge, life and death go on ad nauseam.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras and Pablo Iglesias of Podemos have taken their populist parties to victory in Greece and a lead in the polls in Spain.
The rise of left-wing populism challenges those who flatly denounced right-wing populism as undemocratic. Populism can appear as a democratic force in some contexts and anti-democratic in others.
Marine Le Pen is not the force many think she is.
It is widely predicted that far-right parties will be the big winners of the 2014 European elections. Some polls have even suggested that the French Front National, the Dutch Party for Freedom, the Austrian…
Planning a NExit: Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders.
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Elections for the European Parliament in the Netherlands have traditionally been described as either “dull” or “extremely dull”. They were overshadowed by national elections in 1989 and 1994, and in 1999…