Robert Schaeffer is a sociologist who specializes in macro-level global trends – notably globalization. He sees the period of globalization as ending now, and attributes much of the world-wide swing toward right-wing politics to the popular reaction against its economic effects. (He also attributes some of the effect to the consequences of partitioning states, which typically creates more belligerent societies.) The notion that different ethnic or national communities should each have their own state is a pernicious notion behind the desire for separatism. For the video, audio podcast, transcript, and comments: tosavetheworld.ca/episode-503-the-globalized.
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