Although today's atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Martha Nussbaum pinpoints what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West, which leads to resentment and blame being shifted onto immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum cites examples from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton to argue that it can be found across the political spectrum, left and right.
The Monarchy Of Fear
Author: Martha C. Nussbaum.