At the age of twelve, my classics class at the high school devoted an entire week to the ancient war between the Persian Empire and Athens. We were told that the battle of Marathon and Salamis (490 and 480 BCE) represented civilisational encounters...
WASHINGTON – On April 19, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan released the following statement on the establishment of the new DHS Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention:
Cynthia Miller-IdrissActing Secretary McAleenan Announces Establishment of DHS Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention | Homeland Security
The Austrian populist radical right party FPÖ is consistently deciding on policies that are disadvantageous for the working class – yet the party can count on workers’ votes in elections. The same is true across Europe, and has been for a while....
Kathleen Belew is an international authority on the white-power movement ...
Cynthia Miller-Idrissgreat int w/@kathleen_belew calling white power mvmt “inherently anti-American project” whose aim to “create a united white polity” & “eradicate people of color” is “a revolutionary challenge to the United States itself.”h/t @cmpascale
On Good Friday, Christians give thanks for their salvation, which they believe was made possible by the suffering of Jesus. But for Jews, it was common in the Middle Ages to be attacked with stones.
Cynthia Miller-IdrissExcellent discussion here tracing the use of the Gospel of John’s version which “persistently uses the phrase ‘the Jews’ to describe those who conspired to kill Jesus.” This “shifted the blame” for Jesus’ death “to the Jewish people as a whole.”2/5
More people than ever before are carrying out random acts of kindness towards strangers.
Cynthia Miller-Idrissdose of optimism: people are kindest in places undergoing the most stress:
“in ...fragile civil societies ...greater need among the population encourages more people to be responsive out of sheer necessity”
Linking hate speech or extreme language with humor looks disturbing, since it is assumed that prejudice, intolerance and fanaticism are humorless per se. Memes have a frequent presence in our daily lives. They flood our timelines on different social...
Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly-emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the crusades and...
In today’s CARR insights blog, Senior Fellow Professor Ruth Wodak is interviewed by the Another Europe podcast team – looking at Britain’s relationship with Europe. As the extension is granted, but with no end in sight to the parliamentary deadlock,...
"It is bone-chilling. It is heartbreaking," a veteran architectural historian said of the blaze.
Cynthia Miller-IdrissMy heart breaks for Paris, for France, at the loss of a cultural masterpiece, a historic and holy place. Praying there are no injuries, that the hundreds of firefighters battling the blaze stay safe and that this was just a terrible, terrible accident.
Miller-Idriss explores how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded sy...