2016 was a good year for authoritarians and delivered blow after blow to liberal democracy.
British EU Referendum
In Britain and the United States, people rebelled against the preferences of college-educated, city elites.
Most referendums are either expensive opinion polls or political ploys. We can do without both.
The United Kingdom has historically had the luxury of being semi-detached from Europe. Not anymore.
The fear in the Netherlands is that Britain’s exit will encourage those clamoring for more Europe, not less.
Young voters feel let down by their elders, who voted to withdraw Britain from the European Union.
Conservatives are looking for a new leader. There is a split in the Labour Party.
Facts are irrelevant, truth is non-existent and semblance and suspicion define the acts of a political community.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has shocked its allies.
Britain’s withdrawal would upset the balance of power in Europe and put a greater burden on the French.