Michael Goldfarb
Michael Goldfarb
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Western cities have seen several large protests against Israel's response to Hamas's attack on Israeli civilians. Getty
Why Jews everywhere fear Gaza war will revive anti-Semitism

The racist chants of some anti-Israel protesters in the West are becoming hard to ignore

October 12, 2023, 2:00 PM
Proud Boys members walk towards the US Capitol in Washington, in support of Donald Trump, on January 6, 2021. AP Photo
Proud Boys don't live in the real world – much less want to change it

Far from having an intellectual organising principle, they are simply a product of the social media age we live in

September 12, 2023, 5:00 AM
Nick Donaldson / AFP
Weekend Essay: To prosecute or not to prosecute, that’s the Trump question

Some say the prospect of a former and possibly future president being tried puts the country in peril, but it's a dilemma the US has been gripped by since Nixon

June 16, 2023, 6:00 PM
Gustavo Garcia-Siller, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, comforts people as they react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, U. S.  May 24, 2022.   REUTERS / Marco Bello
After another US school shooting, 'Why?' is the wrong question to ask

There is just one explanation for why there are so many gun deaths in America. Everything else is noise

May 25, 2022, 12:20 PM
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Paris after her defeat in the French presidential election earlier in the week. Reuters
Is authoritarianism in the West on the retreat?

Leaders close to Putin have faced setbacks in recent days, but two big tests are coming up this autumn

April 27, 2022, 2:00 PM
Tony Blair listens as George W Bush makes an announcement on the Iraq invasion on March 27, 2003.
How 9/11 turned Britain into a one-party state

Al Qaeda's attack on America had the unintended consequence of sending the Labour Party into the wilderness - possibly for decades

September 07, 2021, 6:59 PM
Twenty years ago, hundreds would have crowded the street around the Finsbury Park Mosque to hear Abu Hamza Al Masri speak. EPA
9/11 is ancient history for British Muslims, but creating a new story is not easy

Muslim representation slowly increasing at the national political level, though stigmatisation remains a major issue

September 06, 2021, 3:01 AM
Eye witnesses tell the harrowing stories of survival on 9/11
'America is under attack this morning': former radio host recalls 9/11

US journalist reported on the September 11 attacks as the day unfolded

September 05, 2021, 3:00 AM
Members of the National Guard arrive at the Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington to protect President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, amid fears of new violence. Getty
Are there enough hours in the day for Biden to heal America?

This year's ceremonies will be just one more demonstration of how far America has strayed from 'normal'

January 14, 2021, 6:32 PM
A man walks past a large replica 'I Voted' sticker at an early voting station in Inglewood, California, for the 2020 presidential election. Bloomberg
Beyond the Headlines: how will the US election play out?

The coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and the country's voting system are all in the spotlight with just days left until November 3 vote

November 22, 2020, 5:31 AM
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks during a Drive-In event in Tampa, Florida, on October 29, 2020. Photo: AFP / JIM WATSON
Profile: Joe Biden has waited a lifetime for this moment

He has suffered many setbacks, but the Democratic President-elect now offers voters a return to the pre-Trump era

November 07, 2020, 6:41 PM
Supporters of US President Donald Trump demonstrate outside of the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan to protest over the counting of votes for the 2020 general election. AFP
US electoral disputes: a new air of menace around an old problem

American history is dotted with episodes of election violence but elements of the current situation are unprecedented

November 06, 2020, 4:29 PM
A young boy listens as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a get out the vote event at Sharon Baptist Church on November 01, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. AFP
Democrat voters caught between despair and determination in Pennsylvania

Both parties have been canvassing in the critical swing state, which is a must-win for Donald Trump if he is to retain the Presidency

November 03, 2020, 7:14 AM
The Tribute in Light illuminates in the sky above the Lower Manhattan area of New York. AP Photo
This 9/11, America's greatest threats are from within

The September 11 attacks briefly united a wounded nation, but much older wounds were left to fester

October 04, 2020, 8:30 AM
US President Donald Trump, right, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden take part in the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday. AFP
The first Trump-Biden debate marks the end of an era

Traditional tools of persuasion – such as the presidential debate – no longer work in a polarised climate

October 04, 2020, 8:29 AM