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Jul 05, 2016: Understanding ‘Brexit,’ the British Exit from the EU

By A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) caught everyone by surprise—pundits, politicians and profiteers. Part of the confusion stems from analyzing the disaffection in terms of left and right. In the mainstream analysis, xenophobic racism explained why the far right wanted separation; therefore everyone else should have united around ‘remain’,…