The failure of elite wisdom
In the Western world, the battle lines have been drawnbetween transnational, multicultural, polyglot elite and folk who 'live within borders, on the ground, in flyover regions'
A day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US on 20 January, the former prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, gave a keynote address on foreign policy in New Delhi. It was noteworthy not just because of its timing, but as Harper’s first major public address since stepping down as a member of Parliament in August 2016, following the defeat of his Conservative government in November 2015. This capped almost a decade in office for Harper, who by any account was the most genuinely “small-c" conservative leader the country had in decades.