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Tomi Reichental: “What is happening in Syria is because of civil war and what happened to the Jewish people was very specific. But the end product – people trying to escape – is the same thing.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“There are not many Holocaust survivors celebrating their birthday in a mosque,” says Tomi Reichental, proudly. Sure enough, Condemned to Remember – (...)

Students at the University of Texas at Austin visiting the Jefferson Davis exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University

Confederate president Jefferson Davis takes you by surprise, suddenly appearing in the corridor of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. At 8(...)

Roger Waters:  has advised fans if they want a show devoid of political statements, they should “go see Katy Perry or watch the Kardashians instead”. Photograph:  Scott Legato/Getty Images

At 75 years of age and with 50 years of touring experience behind him, Roger Waters is, for the first time in his stellar musical career, hearing his (...)

US president Donald Trump rose to power on the votes of those who are at the bottom and see power as the ability to kick others in the face in your own favour. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

When Steve Bannon got his walking papers as head of White House strategy from Donald Trump, it was seen by Washington commentators as a victory for th(...)

Big and boring: ‘Gone With the Wind’

Can we compare Gone with the Wind with statues representing Confederate generals? Something like that seems to be happening in Tennessee. Earlier this(...)

US president Donald Trump has systematically tried to delegitimise the institutions that hold him accountable. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Sigh. If only President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis as passionately and sincerely as he castigates journalists. What could be an easier task than(...)

US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

‘Donald Trump has followed the roar of the crowd to dark, violent places, becoming ever more crazed and isolated and self-destructive.’ Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

One lazy, sultry afternoon in 1947, two years after the United States helped trounce the Nazis, my father arrived at our family’s modest summer house (...)

Dubliner Jon Berkeley: “We have grown-up kids and obviously they would be out and about in Barcelona quite a bit”

On Thursday Jon Berkeley found himself at the nexus of world events. The Dubliner’s latest illustration for the Economist was going viral. The already(...)

Steve Bannon  championed Donald Trump’s America First motto . Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

With the departure of Steve Bannon on Friday the court of Donald Trump lost its rumpled chief ideologue. Mr Bannon was a man who prized his image as a(...)

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