Bill Clinton told a crowd at Brookings Institute today the “rise of nationalism worldwide over the last five years” is worrying.
the 42nd president spoke at the launch of a biography of Yitzhak Rabin, the late prime minister of Israel, at the Brookings Institution thinktank in Washington.
The former President also said that he believes the rise of nationalism is global, “like we are all having an identity crisis at once.”
“[I]t always comes down to two things, are we going to live in and us and them world, or a world that we made together? Is it going to be one set of rules for us, and another set for everybody else, or are we going to find a way to live through the same rules?”
I wonder what type of nationalism he is referring to ???
It seems rather hypocritical for him to say this considering his party ran on the slogan “when they go low we go high”.
Here’s a clip of President Clinton’s speech today at Brookings Institute.
Clinton did not discuss President Donald Trump specifically, but warned repeatedly against “us versus them” thinking that he said has become such an active part of politics in America, in the Brexit vote, in the Philippines and throughout Europe.
Clinton repeatedly held up his old friend Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995, as the standard that contemporary politics is falling short of. Rabin was a man changed over his life, Clinton said, displayed courage and was so reliable that then-Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was so “in awe of him” that he was ready to make agreements based on trust.