“The operating philosophy of the 20th century was relativism in the domain of ideas, combined with universalism in the realm of institutions. This expressed itself in the subjectivistic movements of modernism and postmodernism, combined with the socio-economic trends of communism, fascism and statist neoliberalism.
“The 21st century is the polar opposite. With unlimited access to information and global connectivity, we’re moving towards more universalism in the domain of ideas, culture and philosophy (which is not to be misunderstood for homogeneity, but rather the belief that there are universal standards by which ideologies or cultures can be judged or disputed), combined with relativism in the domain of institutions. “