Neo-tribalism

History repeating, the eternal return. No wise man in history has ever denied it. Here’s an interesting article from the late Christopher Meyer, an Ambassador to Washington from 1997-2003, and ex-Cold War diplomat.

It is useless to say that nationalism and ethnic tribalism have no place in the international relations of the 21st century. If anything the spread of Western-style democracy has amplified their appeal and resonance. The supreme fallacy in foreign policy is to take the world as we would wish it to be and not as it actually is.

Link to the article in the Times UK.

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