Göran Therborn

The biggest injustice in modern society is not economic inequality, but inequality of life expectancy.

Inequality is often conceived of as the gap between the earnings of the richest members of society and those of the poorest. Göran Therborn argues, however, that beyond financial figures there are far greater inequities which affect modern society. Chief among these is inequality in life expectancy. He notes that there are striking differences in the health and wellbeing of […]

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Anti-Semitism is still a significant part of European culture. However, it should not be conflated with criticism of Israeli policies.

The history of European anti-Semitism can be traced from medieval Christian influences, through nineteenth century nationalism and racism. Göran Therborn argues that while institutionalised anti-Semitism largely died out after the Holocaust, it remains a significant part of European culture. Nevertheless, the tendency to assign anti-Semitic motivations to criticism of Israeli policies is both empirically unfounded and problematic, not least because […]

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