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Anti-globalism upending politics worldwide

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

Politicians and policy hands across the West are working to avert trade war, but it's a sideshow to the bigger fight over the long neglect of people left behind by globalization, economists and scholars tell Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump's threat of tariffs and Italy's lurch to chaotic populism are of one piece — they are new chapters in the far-flung uprising against the post-World War II system that we've watched unfold for about two years. But because they reflect a global wave, experts say, there is no knowing how long this period of history will go on.