Xenophobia Blog Series. This is the fourth instalment of a series of pieces published on our blog by leading voices on the current and alarming force of Xenophobia—the fear of "strange and foreign" identities.
Ten theses on the far right in Europe
By Michael Löwy
Translated for Verso by David Broder. The orginal article appeared in Le Monde
on 30 March 2013
The first Latin American pope, Francis, appears to want to distinguish himself from the ideas and practices of his predecessor, harking back to St. Francis of Assisi and placing the question of poverty at the centre of his pontificate. But, being of South American origin, is he close to liberation theology? There’s reason enough to doubt it…