Extremism

Extremism can take many forms in central Europe. In Germany and Austria there is a far right fringe that can trace its roots back to Nazism and which attempts to disrupt the post-war democratic reforms with calls for a racist, autocratic society. Other forms of extremism are more recent, such as the militant Islamic trend that has been seen in much of the western world.

The inauguration of Donal Trump, the rise of a right-wing extreme movement, the proliferation of "fake news": the time is ripe for Hannah Arendt.

 

Steven Heller, author of The Swastika: Symbol Beyond Redemption?, in conversation with kultur360 co-editor James Skidmore.

 

Has the German Willkommenskultur given way to something more sinister?

 

Migration dominates Swiss parliamentary elections

 

Why is Horst Seehofer cozying up to Viktor Orbán?

 

Exit Deutschland helps neo-Nazis leave the far right scene and return to mainstream German society.

 

ProAsyl calls the reform “an extensive system of imprisonment."

 

Timur Vermes's "Look Who's Back" is another attempt to spin humour out of Hitler. Why is it so popular?