Jailbreak from the Old Order

David Edgar

  • The Lure of Greatness: England’s Brexit and America’s Trump by Anthony Barnett
    Unbound, 393 pp, £8.99, August 2017, ISBN 978 1 78352 453 2

If 2016 was the year of the crime, then 2017 was dominated by the police investigation. In the eyes of most commentators, there were two prime suspects: the responsibility for the Brexit vote lay with either economic privation or cultural loss. In The Lure of Greatness, Anthony Barnett, the founder of Charter 88 and co-founder of Open Democracy, has identified a third: the constitution.

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