Wajahat Ali on the roots of the Christchurch massacre. David Atkinson on the longer history of the Christchurch attacks. Echoes of prior bloodshed seen in New Zealand massacre. In Australia, anti-immigrant racism is everywhere. It’s time for Australia and New Zealand to confront their white nationalist histories. White nationalism is an international threat. Kathleen Belew on the Christchurch massacre and the white power movement. A repulsively casual terrorist manifesto: The New Zealand shooter’s text is unoriginal, but the ideology is potent. The New Zealand shooter’s manifesto shows how white nationalist rhetoric spreads. The Christchurch shooter’s manifesto is meant to troll. A mass murder of, and for, the Internet (and more and more).

It’s time to confront the threat of right-wing terrorism. Fighting white nationalism is necessary, but not sufficient. White supremacists and radical Islamists sound exactly alike: Two hateful ideologies mirror each other’s paranoia and scorn. Radicalism kills — why do we only care about one kind? Let’s remember how acceptable it’s become to hate Muslims. The endgame of white supremacy is always death.


Randall L Kennedy (Harvard): Derrick Bell and Me. Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system. Things crash with no one at the controls — what is going to happen when there’s a disaster? This is the disaster, already. From CRS, a report on Algeria: In Focus. Beto O’Rourke’s secret membership in America’s oldest hacking group. New Zealand’s gun laws, explained. A belief in meritocracy is not only false: It’s bad for you. The U. of Southern California is on the rise — why is it a hotbed of scandal? Marina Manoukian reviews Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser. In most diverse House, aides of color join the ranks of “firsts”.

Elizabeth Sharrow (UMass): Sex Segregation as Policy Problem: A Gendered Policy Paradox. Markos Kounalakis on a looming conflagration in Venezuela (and more). Ta-Nehisi Coates is an optimist now: A conversation about race and 2020. The argument that the president “cannot be indicted” is surprisingly weak. Paul Gowder on why we must restrain emergency presidential powers. Islamophobia is a global crisis — and it’s time we view it that way. Randy Rosenthal reviews Antisemitism: Here and Now by Deborah E. Lipstadt (and more). Ed Simon reviews Sor Juana: Or, the Persistence of Pop by Ilan Stavans. Russian trolls shift strategy to disrupt U.S. election in 2020. How regime change breeds demagogues: Economic liberalization can be just as traumatic as military intervention.

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