"The standard of our political discourse has fallen more precipitously than the
pound and cannot be revived as easily. This did not happen overnight, and the
sorry conduct of the referendum campaign was only the latest indication of the
decrepit state of our politics: dominated by shameless appeals to fear, as
though hope were a currency barely worth trading in, the British public had no
such thing as a better nature, and a brighter future held no appeal."
A thoughtful essay. Some of the same issues are at play here in Australia and
manifested in our recent election also. Via Maya Posch.
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