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The racist and populist Andrej Babis

The Czech deputy prime minister Andrej Babiš has caused a storm of outrage after making appalling Holocaust denial remarks. He said:

18 September 2016 | Notes
Iran, music and rebellion

A plethora of amazing albums was released last month. Here are a few of my favourites…

19 June 2016 | NotesTracks of the month
Kotleba crop

Nazi and far-right ultra nationalist and racist parties have taken almost a fifth of the seats in Slovakia’s parliament after elections on Saturday 5 March.

6 March 2016 | In depth
Roma civilians in Asperg, Germany are rounded up for deportation by German authorities on 22 May 1940. (pic credit Bundesarchiv)

I have just returned from a series of lectures on Holocaust archaeology. They were engaging and serious, but the discussion was ruined by a callous argument about the Roma victims of the Holocaust.

22 August 2015 | In depth
Ataka on the march (pic credit World Jewish Congress

At about 1.30am on 16 June, a group of 50 to 60 people stormed the Kremikovtsi area of Garmen, a Roma residential area of the village in south west Bulgaria, near the border with Greece.

17 June 2015 | In depth
Jobbik election stand

Arriving at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport the other day I made my way to the pick-up zone.

29 April 2015 | In depth