The western world is falling more and more under the sway of populists.
In the United States, they lifted Donald Trump to the Republican presidential nomination. In Britain, they supported the Brexit vote. In Germany, they march against immigration. In many countries, they paralyze the political process.
Populists appeal to all those who feel left behind by modern society. On the far right, they praise the nation and take refuge in notions of a better past. Often they employ images of hate, conspiracy theories or fantasies of their own superiority.
The new right propagates a divided society with clearly defined enemies, similar to the social beginnings of fascism in the last century.
Mr. Trump preaches “Americanism, not globalism,” in his campaign for the highest U.S. office.