Game of Thrones' dark and cynical interpretation of the Middle Ages is a huge problem. The creators argue that it's a more-realistic version of the Middle Ages, but just because it's edgy, doesn't mean it's real.
Jeff Sessions' latest dog-whistle has roots in the medieval, and is yet another attempt to weaponize the Middle Ages for racist purposes. Part XLIII of Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Ken Mondschein.
The final scenes of The Last Jedi are straight out of a 14th-century medieval tale. But Rian Johnson has turned the medieval message on its head and thrown a gauntlet to alt-Right fascism. Asa Mittman explores. Part XLII of Race, Racism and the Middle Ages.
Is that Thor's hammer a symbol of hate or not? What about that Celtic tattoo? Or that flag? In a world gone mad, how do you keep your cool? Part XXXIX of Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Paul B. Sturtevant.