North and South America are a combined supercontinent anchored by the United States, a superpower whose internal direction and external outlook are under question. Identity politics, migration, and great power competition are shaking up the status quo and challenging once-dominant forces.

A caricature image of Marianne Williamson, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. (Image Credit: DonkeyHotey/Flickr)

Williamson is one of the lowest polling candidates in the Democratic nominee race. So why is she gaining headlines and social media popularity?