Peter Baker in NYT on Obama, tribalism and other
'Riding in a motorcade in Lima, Peru, shortly after the 2016 election, President Barack Obama was struggling to understand Donald J. Trump’s victory.
“What if we were wrong?” he asked aides riding with him in the armored presidential limousine.
He had read a column asserting that liberals had forgotten how important identity was to people and had promoted an empty cosmopolitan globalism that made many feel left behind. “Maybe we pushed too far,” Mr. Obama said. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”'
Read the article here.
Is globalism emptier than tribalism? I'm not sure.
Tribalism is alive and kicking, but tribalism is not the answer.
We should understand Trump as a relentless diatribe against Kant's "Zum ewigen Friede"