2000 : WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?

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Psychologist; Director, Quality of Life Research Center, Claremont Graduate University; Author, Flow
The Reasons For Right-Wing Extremism In Europe And The U.S.

Today (but I hope not tomorrow) I think the most important unreported story concerns the reasons for a return of right-wing extremism in Europe, and for the first time in the U.S. Since I am not a journalist I would not report such a story, but I would first find out if it is really true, and if true then study what its causes are. Is it that people are running out of hope and meaning? Have the Western democracies run out of believable goals? What conditions favor fascism and what can we do to prevent them from spreading?