Pankaj MishraBloomberg Opinion Columnist
From Spain to Italy, the ranks of far-right personalities and parties continue to expand, posing a risk to the current unity over the war in Ukraine.
Stirring rhetoric about Western unity and resolve in the face of Russia’s brutal attacks may sound impressive, but it’s as likely to backfire as the response to Sept. 11 did.
Distrust of aggressive regional powers such as Russia and China is balanced by suspicions that the U.S. is a profoundly weakened and highly unstable superpower.
The British Conservative Party’s obstruction of reasonable health measures is another egregious example of white male privilege.
A wave of rancorous and resentful hyper-nationalism is what’s truly undermining democratic societies around the world and abetting the rise of authoritarian leaders.
Stoking social antagonisms in irrevocably diverse societies is a recipe for endless turmoil.
The biggest climate change threat increasingly comes from the leaders of China and India chasing a toxic 19th-century fantasy of wealth and power. They should know better.
Overlooking the excesses of U.S. allies isn’t as easy as it used to be.