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In the rich part of the world, roughly a quarter of the electorate seems to be furious, disillusioned and divorced from mainstream political parties and allegiances.At the height of the Industrial Age, the epoch of mass production was reflected in a politics that revolved around the mass organizations of society.Globalization is transforming societies, and a growing middle class is becoming the backbone of societies that are just one or two generations removed from extreme poverty. Add migration and the new social media landscape, and it is hardly surprising that a significant share of the Western population feels that society has lost its bearings.Tribalism has strong appeal in periods of rapid, tumultuous change, as what the political philosopher Karl Popper called the "the strain of civilization" exerts its pressures on society.Society must close, and quickly – the barbarians are coming.Until new narratives replace the old ones, the epochal shift in politics will simply bring forth other leaders who play on the same anger and fears.
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