A to Z of Historical Blunder: Episode 24

Xenophobia; it just won’t go away

Welcome to the A to Z of Historical Blunders, the show that reminds us about the dangers of history repeating itself.

Was it ever timelier to be discussing xenophobia? Just this morning I woke up to the news about xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in Johannesburg. In fact, my head is spinning, and I don’t know where to begin; what village, town, city, country, continent? And which stories should concern me the most? The local ones or the global ones? And then there’s that disturbing trend of history repeating itself. Am I being a tad dramatic, drawing comparisons between the geopolitical landscape of the nineteen thirties and the geopolitical landscape of 2019?

The article on which this episode is based can be read here.