3 min read.Updated: 21 Feb 2021, 08:52 PM ISTPankaj Mishra( with inputs from Bloomberg )
America has made some progress while these two seem in denial
A new division has opened up within what used to be called ‘the West’. Divesting [Caucasian] supremacism of political legitimacy, the US has begun a fresh reckoning with its past of slavery and begun to meaningfully acknowledge its demographic diversity. At the same time, the ruling classes of both France and Britain are loudly recoiling from a similar self-examination, seeking to postpone their own urgently needed reconfigurations of national identity.