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Erik Bleich

Opinion

The dusk of Golden Dawn?

Greece's decision to arrest the leaders of the far-right party is a historic gamble.

Politics

Do freedom of movement restrictions echo the McCarthy era?

In a few cases, keeping people out who foster hate-filled views may help preserve public order.

Politics

Is banning racist groups democratic?

France's plans to ban far-right group after attack underscores conflict between stability and freedom of association.

US & Canada

Punishing #RacistTweets

A recent ruling by a French court has reignited discussion over censorship and freedom of expression on the internet.

US & Canada

Living with a disability

The American approach to disability rights is progressive and inclusive - two words not associated with its healthcare.

US & Canada

What does it feel like to wear a burka?

The burka is like a "prism that refracts reactions into more shades and tones", argues Bleich.

Opinion

Say goodbye to PIGS and GIPSIs

Tinkering with the words will not fix Europe's economic problems, but can stop reproducing negative public perceptions.

US & Canada

Knowing Islamophobia when we see it

Islamophobia as a concrete and usable social scientific concept can be the foundation for more informed public debates.

US & Canada

Is John Terry a racist?

Footballer John Terry's racist remarks are troublesome in a sport trying to "kick" racism out.

Opinion

How much free speech do we need?

The United States is a 'dramatic outlier' when it comes to the protection of inflammatory speech.