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Book Bits | 28 April 2018

Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism
By Ian Bremmer
Review via CBS News
A new book, “Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism” by Ian Bremmer, looks at some of the consequences of increased international connections, growing nationalism around the world, and support for anti-establishment politicians.
In the book, Bremmer argues that disaffected voters are responsible for the rise of populists like Donald Trump, who won the U.S. presidency by promoting anti-establishment, anti-immigrant and anti-globalist sentiments.
He writes: “It’s easy to find fault with populists like Trump. He’s obnoxious, dishonest, and incompetent. But Donald Trump didn’t create ‘us vs. them.’ ‘Us vs. them’ created Donald Trump, and those who dismiss his supporters are damaging the United States.”
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