Quote of the Day: Brexit and the Shutdown: Populism Gives Rise to Twin Impasses – The New York Times

Left, pro- and anti-Brexit demonstrators outside Parliament in London last month. Right, a view of the Capitol during the government shutdown in Washington.CreditFrom left: Andrew Testa and Erin Schaff for The New York Times

“Brexit and the border wall are driven by the same impulse. Both reflect the island nation approach to the world, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could just cut ourselves off from everybody else?’”

~ROBERT KAGAN, a foreign policy theorist at the Brookings Institution.

Source: Quotation of the Day: Brexit and the Shutdown: Populism Gives Rise to Twin Impasses – The New York Times

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