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The democratic world is losing its ability to self-govern

Coverage of the latest borderline-inscrutable Brexit-related developments from the U.K. is focusing, understandably, on the most immediate, headline-grabbing news. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stumbles into stunning defeat! Conservatives lose their one-seat majority as Tory MP bolts to the Liberal Democrats! Boris' blunder could bring a snap election between now and the Brexit deadline on October 31!

All of that is true. But it doesn't get to the heart of the matter, which is that the latest machinations, coming on the heels of nearly three years of extraordinary political turbulence in...

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News Posted By: theweek - Wednesday, 4 September