While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom's recent departure from the bloc via "Brexit" referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent's political future.
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LONDON -- The least bad option will require the U.K.'s new prime minister to accept the free movement of people -- precisely the opposite of the referendum result.
Think of it as the "Brexit wake-up call." It was certainly not an intelligent way to remake the European Project on the fly, leaving great risks in its wake. But there remains the potential for a flourishing Great Britain of the future.
The EU emerged as an ambitious, yet modest, enterprise in 1957. Just six nations -- Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands -...
We humans invented numbers and mathematics to understand our world (initially physical and later social), and to improve our lives. But to make good use of that powerful, valuable gift from our forbearers, we need to remember that numbers are there to serve us, not the other way round. Numbers are just tools. We are the ones with the capacity to make decisions.
In a shock move by the barely functioning UK government, it was announced today that those who voted Remain in the recent EU referendum are to be issued with official I told you so cards.
As a result of EU rules, it will be difficult to conduct many of the transactions which now take place in London if the UK is no longer part of the EU. This means that a large part of London's financial industry will soon be looking for a new home.
Brexit is the tantamount blow to the free movement of people and ideas within a united Europe, a historical achievement that was built on the blood of war and conflict. And it is precisely this idea of an "un-united" Europe that is the most tragic consequence of the referendum.
Last weekend the CEO of Nasdaq complained in the Wall Street Journal about 'The Overblown Brexit Market Panic'. Repeating the absurdity that the vote has created an "independent Britain", as if the EU is a colonial power, he assured readers that "over the next two years, the timeline for EU withdrawal, Britain has an opportunity to become a trading magnet".
Among the Thugs is also a deeply religious book, for it reveals to us what happens when devotion becomes the motivation and mechanism of violence. Devotion curdling into violence is a virus which continues to infect our bodies of faith.
Voters were persuaded by personality and charisma, rather than rationale and facts -- inspired by a single phase, an issue portrayed in black or white, rather than solutions and pragmatis
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The Brexit referendum need not become a suicide pact. As a legal matter, the Brexit vote is not binding on Parliament, which will need to authorize and set the terms for the negotiation of Britain's exit from the EU under Article 50 process.
For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.
What do you call leaders who lead their nation off a cliff, then, surveying the wreckage, they cut and run? How about "unconscionable"?