Brexit! In our latest sign of populist political dissatisfaction, the British voted last night to leave the European Union. Voters in declining industrial cities left behind by the global economy provided the decisive margin, which ought to give American economic and political elites a serious jolt.
This should give every internationalist a serious pause in order to rethink how best to engage and bring everyone along on this journey, because without a serious reconsideration, America could experience something very similar to the United Kingdom and wake up on November 9th to President-elect Trump.
If we want to attain the greatness for which humanity is once again eligible, we must keep faith in its possibility. We must do all we can to realize it. We must broaden and share more widely the benefits of progress. And we must help one another to cope with the shocks that none of us will see coming.