A military officer salutes during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing.
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
People pray at the scene of the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 15, 2022.
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The Buffalo mass shooting reignited discussion of replacement theory. This conspiracy isn’t new, but understanding its roots is helpful to understand its connection to extremism.
There have been calls to charge and prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine.
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Countries would likely need to set up new courts to prosecute Vladimir Putin for illegally invading Ukraine – but this isn’t a sure bet he would ever be held accountable for his crimes.
The increased prominence of antisemitic incidents may have you wondering: has antisemitism always been part of the Australian social fabric, or are we facing a newer, more sinister trend?
Nora Waln lived in Germany through the rise of the Nazi Party, leaving shortly before Kristallnacht.
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The American journalist witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. Her nuanced approach offers clues about reporting a polarised society.
Adolf Hitler surrounded by German supporters in 1937.
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A trove of essays long forgotten in the archives of the Hoover Institution give insight into what attracted everyday women to extremist ideology.
Women prisoners at the Auschwitz train station around 1944.
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While male and female prisoners at Auschwitz faced the same ultimate fate – torture, forced labor and near-certain death – women sometimes reacted differently to Nazi captivity.
A drug addict smoking crystal meth on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
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There’s widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
A Chinese scientist claims he edited the DNA of twin girls during an in vitro fertilization procedure.
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A Chinese scientist has revealed he edited the DNA of twin girls born through in vitro fertilization. These girls are designed to be resistant to HIV. Is the edit a medical necessity or an enhancement?
German citizens in Magdeburg the morning after Kristallnacht.
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Eight decades on, the thought of the state encouraging people to attack groups of citizens is hard to believe. Here are some books that might help.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (L) and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
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.
German Sinti and Roma awaiting deportation from Asperg in southwestern Germany, May 1940.
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Some 20,000 Sinti and Roma died in Auschwitz alone.
The Nazi atomic effort relied on work done in this remote lab.
Feb. 28 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside. A stealthy group of skiing commandos took out a crucial Nazi facility and stopped Hitler from getting the atomic bomb.
What might first seem unarguable starts to look shaky when you bring twins into the equation.
Homeless people in India wait to receive a free meal in Kolkata in 2011.
When high income researchers take their unethical methods abroad it’s the poor who suffer.
Responses to the recent discovery of a Nazi swastika raise some awkward questions.
An orange flag with the traditional Indian swastika on top of ancient Hindu temples in the Himalayas.
The swastika, an ancient and innocent symbol in many cultures for hundreds of years, now represents racial hatred. Should the swastika be banned in North America as it is in Germany?
Tuskegee Airmen and P-47.
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What WWII-era African-American protests reveal about the historical relationship between Nazism and white supremacy in the United States.
A supporter of President Donald Trump, center, argues with a counterprotester at a rally in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
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We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascists and racists in a way that doesn’t help them.
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist’s recommended reading.