Law and Order is the familiar rallying cry for a generation of contemporary right-wing politicians from Poland and Turkey to Brazil and the USA. In the context of such a political program, difference, change, and cultural others must be avoided as disruptions of the safety that order is supposed to represent.

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Santiago Zabala
Santiago Zabala is ICREA Research Professor of Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He is the author and editor of over ten books including Why Only Art Can Save Us (2017), Hermeneutic Communism (2011, coauthored with G. Vattimo), and editor of The Future of Religion (2005) by R. Rorty and G. Vattimo, all published by Columbia University Press and translated into several languages. He writes opinion articles for the New York Times, Al-Jazeera, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. His forthcoming book is Being at Large: Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts (2020).