A Eulogy for Our 2010s; a Prayer for Our 2020s

One lonely firework for the new decade. Courtesy of watts photos1, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Globally, the story of the last decade has been the gradual rise of right-wing nationalist movements, goaded on by advances in technology and the expansion of unregulated social media, resulting in conflict and turmoil.

Similar stories played out just about everywhere: from Europe to the Middle East to the United States to India. Even nations whose politics might not reflect this…