Author: Ian Buruma

A woman wearing a French tricolour holds a 'We are Charlie' sign during a march for the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings in Paris, Liverpool, England, 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Noble)

Democracy and freedom of speech

Charlie and Theo

Geert Wilders in front of a sign that says "Access forbidden" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Immigration and the new class divide

Feeding on people's grievances

People beneath a Turkish flag vent their anger about plans to replace Istanbul's Gezi Park with a shopping centre (photo: Reuters)

Protests in Turkey

A Turkish Spring with a Leftist Bent

Two young women stand in silence after placing flower near Sundvollen close to the Utoya island, near Oslo, Norway, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 (photo: dapd)

Islamophobia in Europe

Breivik's Call to Arms