Displaying Our Skeletons
Totentanz? Oddly no mention of All Souls Night. The Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo? The commercial forces driving Halloween? Too much rammed into the article to be coherent.
Michael Burleigh, a senior fellow at LSE Ideas, is the author, most recently, of Populism: Before and After the Pandemic (Hurst 2021).
Aug 10, 2021 Michael Burleigh warns that conspiracy theorists and cranks are becoming fellow travelers to anti-green constituencies.
Jun 18, 2021 Michael Burleigh considers the history of assassination, its abiding place in popular culture, and its comeback as a tactic.
Jan 3, 2019 Michael Burleigh thinks we are witnessing not the rise of new Mussolinis, but the decay of modern conservatism.
Nov 7, 2018 Michael Burleigh marvels at Conservative Brexiteers' utter failure to consider the future of the peace accord – or of the UK.
Apr 6, 2017 Michael Burleigh finds hope in World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder's efforts to combat hate worldwide.
Fifteen years after the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered a devastating global financial crisis, the banking system is in trouble again. Central bankers and financial regulators each seem to bear some of the blame for the recent tumult, but there is significant disagreement over how much – and what, if anything, can be done to avoid a deeper crisis.