challenging religious privilege in public life

The Tyranny of Guilt


Self-Hatred in Europe

The whole world hates us, and we deserve it: that is what most Western Europeans think. The continent is obsessed by torments of repentance.

Europe’s Thirst For Punishment

Poor Europe: today as before, a stench of carrion rises from it, its past adheres to its present like a leprous mold.

The False Quarrel over Islamophobia

To avoid incurring any blame, in the 1970s fundamentalism invented the term “Islamophobia,” which was supposed to parallel xenophobia.

The Self-Flagellants of the Western World

Relatively speaking, the mentality of accusation still subsists in our reflex to spontaneously blame ourselves for the planet’s ills.