August 20, 2017

What Could Possibly Explain It?

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The Economist wonders what could possibly explain the surge of nationalist feeling, not just in the United States but in much of the developed world?

It is troubling, then, how many countries are shifting from the universal, civic nationalism towards the blood-and-soil, ethnic sort. As positive patriotism warps into negative nationalism, solidarity is mutating into distrust of minorities, who are present in growing numbers (see chart 1).

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