The Same May Happen

LONDON, ENGLAND - Theresa May enters 10 Downing Street.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

It is difficult to say what politicians in modern democracies stand for—other than themselves, that is. At best they seem to be the representatives, or perhaps the lightning-conductors, of the various strains of resentment by which advanced societies are now riven.

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Brexit: Less There Than Meets the Eye

United Kingdom and European union flags combined for the 2016 referendum

In modern democracies, public discussion of the most momentous matters is bound to be reduced to what the political and media elites believe is the lowest common denominator.

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