Category Archives: Identity

Richard Wolin – Ghosts of a Tortured Past: Europe’s Right Turn

In the Winter 2011 issue of Dissent, Richard Wolin reflects on the numerous right-wing victories in Europe the past decade, as well as the rather ambivalent role of the intellectual in combating the ethnocentric or “racial state”: The question of … Continue reading

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Canada’s Jewish Defence League supports EDL, rally in Toronto against political Islam

Canada’s Jewish Defence League recently declared its support for the English Defence League, a far-right, anti-Islam group, and will be holding a support rally for the EDL and their “persecuted” leader here in Toronto next week.  Needless to say, the … Continue reading

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Armenia cracks down on “emo” youth subculture

Behind the whiny, world-is-against-me music and thick eyeliner roams a degenerate Western threat to traditional Armenian culture! Via France24: Police in Yerevan have been conducting a campaign against the capital’s small but controversial emo community since the recent suicides of … Continue reading

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Controversy over U of T student’s thesis on Holocaust exploitation and Jewish privilege

In my last post, I touched on the problems associated with uncritically adopting and reinforcing common narratives of victimhood.  This issue, as it turns out, is the topic of a Toronto MA student’s thesis on Jewish white privilege and exploitation … Continue reading

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