The rise of a rabid majoritarianism is part of a larger rejection of politics based on reason and dialogue.
Trumpism, or the politics of hate and fear, suffered a major defeat last week with the election of a Muslim as mayor of London.
The global elites' competence and moral legitimacy are being questioned like never before.
Like anti-Semitism, Islamophobia breeds in the swamp of fear and insecurity that is truly the modern world for many people.
Religious extremism in South Asia is symptomatic of a larger phenomenon: the shattering of the postcolonial order under the stresses of a massive economic and demographic transition.
The world, faced with the unexpected emergence of Germany as Europe's conscience amid the refugee crisis, is discovering some of the ways the country remade itself after World War II.
The conditions exist for Singapore to move from being a showcase of efficient authoritarianism to an exemplar of that much-invoked but nearly extinct thing: democracy.
Right-wing demagogues emerging in both India and Israel seek to forge a new national identity by stigmatizing particular religious and secular groups.
The leaders of India, China and Russia are promoting a nationalist ideology to hold their highly unequal countries together.
The unraveling of British identify, which started when Britain lost its empire, will likely accelerate in the months to come.