Why are the Western middle classes so angry?
What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump's election and the "yellow vests" protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of Southern and Eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives? What are the popular gripes against them?
In the next few years,
expect more grass-roots demands for the restoration of the value of
citizenship. There will be fewer middle-class apologies for patriotism and
nationalism. The non-elite will become angrier about illegal immigration,
demanding a return to the idea of measured, meritocratic, diverse and legal