Banging on about Pauline Hanson getting words wrong and Fraser Anning being a bogan doesn't just miss the point, it feeds the flame.
Crikey readers discuss the problems — and necessity — of an open internet, and Australia's response to the rise of fascism.
From hard-right nationalists infiltrating mainstream politics to grassroot organisations planning an "ethno-suburb", 2018 was a big year for Australia's fascists.
From Europe to Asia, the global resurgence of populist politics is gathering momentum, preying on voters' need for simple answers to complex problems.
Crikey readers discuss the media on climate catastrophe and the rise of fascism in Brazil.
After the worst anti-Semitic attack on US soil and more news of neo-Nazis in the National Party, the question of how we respond to radicalisation is increasingly relevant.
Australia has so far avoided the fate of the US, where economic and political conditions have enabled a slide into fascism, but we still have the potential to follow America if our political class doesn't lift its game.