The last decade has seen a rise of a new type of leader. In countries like Hungary, Brazil, the Philippines, India and the USA, strong men have come into power explicitly promising to “wage war” against elements of their own populations. In the Philippines this has led to a huge rise in extrajudicial executions. In India it’s allowed for lynchings of Muslims and attacks on progressive educational institutions like JNU and Jamia University. And in the USA it’s led to the increased targeting of Black and immigrant communities that have given rise to the new wave of BLM protests in recent weeks. Join us as we discuss the rise of those who have come to power by “othering” parts of their own population and how it became possible.