Stan Grant: Could this be the end of times? ABC News

Does the global terrorism threat, rising inequality and stagnant economic growth signal the end of times?

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PHOTO: Russia and China are exerting their influence in the space created by US uncertainty. (Reuters: Carlos Barria)

What are our conditions today? What are these times we are living in?

Our headlines are of war or the threat of war. Our politics is divided. Inequality is rising. Terrorism is global. The climate is changing. Economic growth is anaemic or uncertain.

There is suspicion and fear in the air and demagogues only too willing to exploit it.

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