The ragged remnants of the neo-conservative cabal that came together under George W. Bush are still out there, plotting and scheming, concocting novel new ways to light the world on fire for power and profit. Is Trump's band of wreckers poised to combine forces with the ice-eyed competence of the neocon assassins?
Leaders of Germany's Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party were caught actively recruiting neo-Nazis as members after lobbying prominent neo-Nazi leaders. AfD is widely expected to enter the national parliament following federal elections, which would be unprecedented for any far-right extremist party in Germany since the end of World War II.
Gentrification is not an organic back-to-the-city movement but a result of deliberate actions by the government and developers to attract the rich and fund cities through trickle-down economics in the absence of tax revenue, says Peter Moskowitz, author of How to Kill a City. The US has a long history of accumulating capital through displacement and redlining.