Charles Ebert (also writing under Charlie Ebert) is a US-born journalist and analyst currently based in Esteli, Nicaragua. With a focus on international politics and culture, Charles has traveled extensively and lived in a number of locations around the world including the United Kingdom, Spain, Chile, Mexico, and Nicaragua, publishing in Britain and Poland (in translation), and appearing on Press TV. Educated in Britain, with a BA in International Relations and an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, Charles's particular regions of expertise and interest centre on Europe (particularly Eastern Europe) and Latin America.
Resistance on Matejuska: Published in Polish (translation available upon request), Resistance on Matejuska looks at the use of public space for recreational activity, namely communal drinking, in the town of Split on Croatia's Adriatic Coast as well as the way this both resists new changes to the city while producing some of its own.
Back in the SFRY: Yugo-nostalgia and Dreams of Communism: This article approaches the social disintegration following the Balkan Wars of the 1990's with an eye on the rise of high degrees of nostalgia for the previous regime.
The Slow and Explicable Rise of Marine Le Pen: This analysis of the state of far-right politics in France utilises a historical angle to argue that, far from representing a new phase in French society, Marine Le Pen is part of a structural trajectory commonplace throughout the nation's post-war history. Secondarily, it advances a media critique arguing that proclamations of the 'unparalleled' nature of the moment risk developing into self fulfilling prophesies.
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