2 Articles by: Matthijs Krul

Matthijs Krul is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany and blogs at

The Sicilian Klan

Founded on hostility towards peasants and workers, the mafia has always been a vicious, reactionary organization — middlemen for both landowners of the feudal era and the oligarchs of today’s capitalism.