We often think of politics in binary terms: right versus left, rural versus urban, north versus south. However people come to identify themselves, their political identities are products of circumstance and belief, with some sort of calculation at their core. Widespread humiliation gives rise to a different kind of politics, one with far less calculation and much more emotion. Today, as COVID 19 guts global economies and takes an especially grim toll on those with the least security all across the world, the politics of humiliation will rise globally. And the impacts of these politics will last for years.
COVID-19's 'politics of humiliation': A chance for the US to lead â€” or to lose control