Jul 30, 2019Bill Emmott & Elmira Bayrasli
discuss the making of Boris Johnson, and how his rise to prime minister will shape the outcome of the United Kingdom’s looming withdrawal from the European Union.
Sovereignty entails obligations as well as rights, and where compliance cannot be induced, pressure must be applied. And though positive incentives to encourage and enable compliance would be preferable, Brazil's government is showing that there must be sticks where carrots are not enough.
Although populism in Western democracies is nothing new, resentment toward elites and experts has certainly been on the rise. Does this trend reflect a breakdown in the system, or a system that is actually working too well?