Foreword

Author:Pranoto Iskandar
Pages:IX-XI
 
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FOREWORD
Pranoto Iskandar
In this so-called age of “post-truth politics,1 it is argued that ““[m]ost
Western citizens discovered that global interdependence and integra-
tion meant that individual nations lost control over their destinies to
an impersonal system. e idea that nations were obsolete might be
good for crony elites . . . . In this ‘new normal,’ Westerners living at
or below the median income [nd] themselves in shattered communi-
ties with nowhere to economically immigrate to.2 is phenomenon
has undoubtedly fueled the populist surge in the traditionally liberal
West which has been understood as a backlash to the ever-increasing
transnationalization of both idea and physical movement of humanity.
1. See e.g., William Davies, e Age of Post-Truth Politics, N.Y. T (Aug.
24, 2016), available at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/opinion/cam-
paign-stops/the-age-of-post-truth-politics.html?_r=0 (last visited Dec. 17,
2016); e Post-Truth World: Yes, I’d Lie to You, T E (Sep. 10,
2016), available at http://www.economist.com/news/brieng/21706498-dis-
honesty-politics-nothing-new-manner-which-some-politicians-now-lie-and
(last visited Dec. 17, 2016); Post-Truth Politics: Art of the Lie, T E
(Sep. 10, 2016), http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21706525-politi-
cians-have-always-lied-does-it-matter-if-they-leave-truth-behind-entirely-
art (last visited Dec. 17, 2016); Andrew Calcutt, e Truth about Post-Truth
Politics, N (Nov. 21, 2016), http://europe.newsweek.com/truth-post-
truth-politics-donald-trump-liberals-tony-blair-523198?rm=eu (last visited
Dec. 17, 2016).
2. Chriss W. Street, Dec. 18: “U.N.’s International Migrant Rights Day,” B
(Dec. 18, 2016), http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/12/18/dec-18-un-
happy-un-international-migrants-day/.

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