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Friday, June 24, 2016

Brexit —a stern rebuke to arrogant elites

Brexit —a stern rebuke to arrogant elites
By Stephen Kinzer   JUNE 24, 2016

Astonishment, jubilation, and awe seized the hearts of European leaders after they took decisive steps toward uniting their continent in December 1991. By agreeing to accelerate Europe’s progress toward “ever closer union,” they produced far more than simply another treaty. The accord they signed in the Dutch town of Maastricht committed their countries to the most sweeping voluntary surrender of sovereignty in the history of the nation-state.

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