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Alan Finlayson

Alan Finlayson is professor of political and social theory at the University of East Anglia.

Brexitism

Alan Finlayson, 17 May 2017

Talk​ with Brexit enthusiasts for long enough and you begin to perceive the outlines of an unusual political philosophy. It makes use of the concepts you would expect – freedom, equality, authority and so on – but has, at its core, something surprising: the conviction that the future is unknowable. ‘You don’t know what will happen,’ these Brexiters will say if...

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