Submitted by Jones
In recent years, the world has seen a considerable increase in the number of politicians espousing populist rhetoric. Particularly in Europe and North America which ostensibly bear the negative costs of a globalized society through mass migration, demographic replacement, and economic decline, voters are becoming evermore cynical of the capabilities of the democratic process to successfully rectify the issues that plague their conscience. Anxieties about the declining global supremacy of the Western world and its subsequent replacement with a more egalitarian balance of power place a damper on the prospective outlook for the standard of living in Western democracies.
Conflict among nations has never been a tale of friendly rivalry, however—where all the nations of the world hold hands and sing Kumbaya as they watch the sunset and write poetry together—as many liberalist international relations scholars propose. Rather, it has been an aggressive trial and race-to-the-top, with…
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