Urban-Rural Splits Have Become the Great Global Divider

A political phenomenon is pitting metropolitan elites against small-town populists

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By Gideon Rachman

The struggle to understand the Trump phenomenon has created a small library of books about Middle America. But it might be just as useful to look at Thailand or Turkey. For the rise of the…

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