Britain Votes on Brexit Today. Here’s What’s at Stake
Today is the most important day in European politics since November 9, 1989. That was the day the Communist Party boss in East Germany announced the end of its border controls over West Berlin, triggering the events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Empire.
On its face, today’s vote in Great Britain is a referendum on that nation’s membership in the European Union. But it’s really about much more than that. Today’s vote is a referendum on the dominant ambition of post–Cold War leaders in the West, which has been to form a global commercial empire legitimated by a