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A messy march of folly to Brexit – and beyond

Anthony Lester, Barbara Tuchman published her masterpiece, “The March of Folly,” in 1984. It explored what the American writer and historian called “one of the most compelling paradoxes of history: the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests.” Today she might have explored the march of folly by “the people” as well

Post Brexit, Britain still torn between nationalism and global leadership

Political forecasters are smart about everything except the future. At 7.30 a.m. on the not-so-bright Brexit morning, the polling site Populus had 55 percent of Britons planning to cast their ballots for continued union with Europe — 10 percent more than those predicted to be quitters. YouGov predicted a European margin of 4 percent. The

Polls show increasing support for Brexit; Murdoch’s Sun backs ‘Leave’

Britain’s “Leave” campaign opened up a 7-point lead over “Remain” ahead of a referendum on membership of the European Union an opinion poll showed late Monday, while the nation’s biggest-selling newspaper urged readers to vote to quit the bloc. The result of the June 23 referendum will have far-reaching consequences for politics, the economy, defense,

Prime Cuts of Recent Underreported Weird News, Hand-Picked and Lightly Seasoned

by Chuck Shepherd,  Angst, Confusion, Cynicism, Ridicule  Tevin Monroe, 31, seeking work at a Norfolk, Va., McD’s, requested an application from the manager, who told Tevin he could download the form online, whereupon Tevin, disappointed, allegedly pointed to his waistband–and his piece. Manager found him an application. WVEC-TV (Norfolk) From the Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) police