Not only is there no national identity in Iraq now, he argues, but we are also losing our Americanism to identity politics, with its baggage of racism and division.
Fukuyama said Europeans do not mind paying 60 percent of their incomes in tax because they believe they get a lot for it.
It is just that Trump and his allies have blown on these embers and brought forth flame.
Fukuyama calls for dignity as a kind of antidote to identity politics.
He might want to extend that excellent thought beyond just the political arena.