Thomas Edsall, professor of political journalism at Columbia University, describes the United States as immersed in a world rife with pernicious parallel variants of the same structural problems; Such as anti-immigrant fervor, political tribalism, racism, ethnic tension, authoritarianism and inequality, led to a right-wing takeover of the federal government led by former President Donald Trump.
Sees Adsal in article newspaper “New York Times” ( New York Times ) that American exotic properties for years of Trump, has blinded country for the spread unrest extremist in all parts world, even when saw some scientists and analysts with insight links all time, and tried raise public awareness out.
There is a common thread between these seemingly disparate developments, which they call “the spread of loss everywhere,” a situation the researchers describe as “a belated industrial experiment, in short, an increasing case of Loss and decline are everywhere.
In their paper, “Postliberal Theory of Stratification,” the researchers say that a loss like this can be felt by children as a sharp decline in their chances of achieving a standard of living as high as that of their parents. This sharp decrease is perceived by men as a decrease in the gender wage gap, occupational segregation, and other types of loss compared to women. Factory workers sense it as a sharp loss in the number of high-paying union jobs. The families of the so-called “rust belt” suffer from it, which is the loss of jobs and profits in the economic belt in the mid-west in favor of China and other countries.
The peculiar American characteristics of the Trump years have blinded the country from the spread of this extremist turmoil around the world
The writer commented that these common denominators of loss have fueled the emergence of politicians and political strategists interested in changing social norms such as Trump, Stephen Bannon, Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage, who politicize the loss by representing other groups as benefiting from it.
The writer added that these politics of loss in turn empowered the populist right by encouraging the view that disadvantaged groups have unfairly benefited from legal protections, equal social movements, and government and charitable aid. Instead, these initiatives are seen as having overreached and provided an unfair advantage; Which leads to “a new era of great grievances, intense conflict and extremist ideology”.
After presenting many of the views of researchers, Edsal concluded that in some Western democracies, the public’s mistrust in the capabilities and policies of established parties and elites, as well as concern about economic turmoil, reversal, and immigration, has fueled the rise of illiberal leaders who undermine democratic norms, institutions, and civil liberties.
If Biden fails in his foreign policy, God help us, we will return to the world of the 1930s with intense political polarization, hate, ethnic cleansing, strong anti-immigration sentiment and the spread of fascism
He noted that in newer democracies, which have transitioned from authoritarian rule in the 1980s and 1990s, a combination of factors has led to democratic stagnation or decline, including state capacity, fragile rule of law, fragile traditions of tolerance for dissent, high inequality, corruption, and militaries with a strong role in politics.
He added that authoritarian and illiberal regimes around the world will increasingly exploit digital tools to monitor their citizens, control freedom of expression, and censor and manipulate information to maintain control over their populations. Such systems are increasingly carrying out electronic intrusions that affect citizens beyond their borders; such as hacking journalists and religious minorities, or attacking tools that allow freedom of expression online, as part of its broader efforts to monitor and influence foreign populations.
“If Biden fails in his foreign policy, God help us, we will return to the world of the 1930s with intense political polarization, hatred, ethnic cleansing, strong anti-immigration sentiment and the spread of fascism,” Jack Goldstone, professor of public policy at George Mason University, concluded.