Black Lives Matter. Catalan independence. #MeToo. White nationalism. The Islamic State. Though these movements vary drastically in most respects, they are all based on assertions of identity—a theme that Dr. Francis Fukuyama believes has become increasingly critical in both American and global politics. In this video, Dr. Fukuyama discusses the rise of identity politics and its troubling implications for modern democracies.
Fukuyama is a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and the Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. This video is based on his book Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, The Times (UK) Best Books of 2018, Politics, and Financial Times Best Books of 2018.