The politics of resentment & how authoritarian strongmen gain power

The Politics of Resentment & How Authoritarian Strongmen Gain Power | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

In recent years, part of the pushback against globalization has been led by autocrats who reject things like free trade and the liberal international order.

For them, globalization means losing control, which they don't like one bit. But the world today remains more interconnected than ever, particularly in cyberspace. So, do they want less globalization, or rather a version that fits their narrative?

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to Gideon Rachman, the chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times who knows a thing or two about Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Donald Trump, and has just written a book about strongmen.


Rachman explains why resentment at minorities motivates both autocrats and their supporters, why strongmen use emotions to justify their nationalism and protectionism, and why Narendra Modi is the least bad of them right now.

Bonus: the global food crisis hits ... fish and chips.

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Hunger Pains: The growing global food crisis | Monday, July 11, 2022 | 2:00 pm ET

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