The End of the End of History?

More evidence of the new political order:

Neo-Nazis elected to Slovakian parliament for the first time.

Trump’s wall keeps getting bigger.

I remember as a child coming home from soccer practice and hearing about the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. It seemed such a powerful metaphor for the world coming together – for recognizing that we as humans are more alike than we are different. It was an exciting time. Even our pop music was wonderfully optimistic. Some very smart political scientists expressed similar sentiments.

It saddens me to hear stories of those who so viscerally wish to reverse those trends.