The normalisation and destigmatisation of the radical right in Europe (

I somehow missed this excellent interview with Vicente Valentim on his research into the dynamics of the radical right’s normalisation in Europe, but nearly two years later, it has become even more relevant. Reading it is well worth your time and attention.

The Secret Life of Canada: Jewish Montreal – a culinary history (

TIL I learned that the first Jewish person in Canada was Esther Brandeau, who arrived in New France disguised as Jacques La Fargue, a male Catholic. She was found out and  deported back to Old France when she refused to convert. Also, in Quebec Matzah can only be sold around Passover and only under a…