Charlottesville is a peaceful little town; one of those built with red brick at the end of the 19th century and barely changed over time. Yet a statue of the Southern general, Robert E. Lee, has shaken up life in this small town. The American left considers it a symbol of racism and wants to remove it. Their project [Read more]
The monster that Trump created is toothless.
<i>Alabama’s conservative voters have rejected the Republican candidate supported by President Trump. They preferred someone who appeared to be ineligible: the racist and homophobic Roy Moore.</i>
In the remote South of the United States, during the senatorial primary in a special election in Alabama – far from [Read more]
Finally, the results have been confirmed. Judge Roy Moore, endorsed by the American “alt-right”* and Steve Bannon, has managed to prevail in the Alabama Republican senatorial primary. He defeated Luther Strange, the candidate of both the Republican establishment and of President Trump.
The judge became famous [Read more]
The rise of Trump, the Republican Party’s outsider, allowed for the growth of the "alternative-right"* movement ... Those “irredeemable” people represent a large segment of Americans.
The problem is that legality doesn't necessarily persuade those who retain malicious values, like racism, in the United States.
The climate is so rotten in the United States that academics are calculating the chances of a civil war.
The far-right comes out of the dark ... to .... become part of the American mainstream. And this time around, they have a great ally: none other than the president.
What happened in Charlottesville was not about a statue, or protecting history, no more than online campaigns against women were about “ethics in video game journalism”.