Young and old are voting very differently in the U.K. and U.S. That’s a big deal.

Last week’s British election illustrated one of the most remarkable developments in recent elections: the propensity of younger generations not only to vote but also to vote overwhelming for older socialist leaders advocating left-wing economic policies last fashionable during the 1970s. This cleavage between younger and older voters seems to […] Read more »

Britain: The End of a Fantasy

To understand the sensational outcome of the British election, one must ask a basic question. What happens when phony populism collides with the real thing? Last year’s triumph for Brexit has often been paired with the rise of Donald Trump as evidence of a populist surge. But most of those […] Read more »