Freedom Party leader felled by mysterious secret video

Heinz-Christian Strache, longtime leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party who entered government as vice chancellor in 2017, began his life in politics as a young man in his country’s neo-Nazi scene. His resignation threw Austrian politics into upheaval. You can read my commentary about the episode for The Nation here.

 

Using Trump’s playbook, Austria’s far-right attacks a prominent journalist

Armin Wolf, long-serving and internationally-respected anchor of Austria’s nightly news broadcast, has long been a favorite target of the nationalist Freedom Party. Disturbingly, the attacks on Wolf have intensified, as you can read here in my report for The Nation.