Identity: The Demand for Dignity and Politics of Resentment
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FEATURING FRANCIS FUKUYAMA – The rise of Donald Trump has sent shock waves through the American political landscape. But his Presidency is not an isolated phenomenon globally. Across many countries authoritarian leaders have exploited the grievances of resentful populations to grab power and roll back progress on many fronts.
Over the last two years there have been many books attempting to explain the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.
Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has previously taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. He was a researcher at the RAND Corporation and served as the deputy director in the State Department’s policy planning staff. He is the author of The End of History and the Last Man, Trust, and America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. His latest book is called Identity: The Demand for Dignity and Politics of Resentment.
**This segment was originally broadcast on December 18, 2018.