David Goodhart

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Children pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag at Raphael Weill Public School, San Francisco, in the early 1940s. (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

The word “tribe” used to belong to humanity’s distant past, conjuring images of primitive men carrying spears or perhaps of the unchanged communities in the Amazon rainforest.

But now the language of tribes and tribalism is everywhere you look. And it’s a good thing, too. The return of the discussion of tribes is a metaphorical recognition of the shallowness of much of modern liberalism, with its awkwardness about the human need for recognition, belonging and group attachment, along with its implicit claim that society is just a random collection of individuals.

It is also a recognition of the weakening of the bigger, collective identities of nation, class and religion in recent decades and the rising importance of sub-groups, often value tribes of various kinds.…  Seguir leyendo »

There is a sense of drift and stalemate about British politics today: A severely weakened prime minister who may soon be out of office. A public that is restless and anxious, as it becomes clear that our political leaders have failed to prepare people for the difficult decisions ahead on “Brexit.” And an influential minority still passionately opposed to the decision to leave the European Union.

After the unexpected victory for national-communitarian sentiment in the Brexit referendum in 2016, the general election in Britain last month featured an equally unexpected showing by the well-educated, liberal pro-Europeans — especially younger ones — rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s so-called hard Brexit of prioritizing immigration control and leaving the European Union’s single market and customs union.…  Seguir leyendo »

Tres enfoques para un mismo problema, la crisis de refugiados y desplazados que desde septiembre de 2015 viene marcando la política de inmigración de la UE con graves consecuencias sociales y políticas internas, es el propósito principal de este Papeles sobre la crisis migratoria escrito a tres voces y con tres visiones: británica, alemana y española.

El modelo inglés, que duda de la capacidad masiva de acogida sin alterar las sociedades europeas, pone especial hincapié en aportar soluciones allí donde se producen los conflictos que generan estas grandes migraciones, ya sea mediante donaciones económicas o intervenciones sobre el terreno.

El modelo alemán, que a pesar de las críticas internas ha funcionado razonablemente, viene condicionado por la realidad de una entrada enorme de desplazados y el creciente descontento y malestar social provocado en algunos Länder.…  Seguir leyendo »