Europe and the deficit of faith

Posted August 18, 2016 11:05 pm by Peregrinus Toronto

Explanations have been offered for the Brexit vote that stunned the world’s opinion-makers. George Weigel offers his thoughts at FIRST THINGS.  He suggests that explanations in the press are missing something.The conventional wisdom, Weigel says, refers to: a perceived loss of national sovereignty to a transnational organization; concerns over current EU immigration policy and the effect of open EU borders on jobs and the rule of law; frustrations with petty bureaucratic regulation by EU mandarins in Brussels. Together, these amount to what’s often called the EU’s “democracy deficit” . . .Weigel comments:“I’d like to suggest another, perhaps deeper, answer to the

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