How a small country has (so far) avoided the global descent into mindless populism

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For anyone who’s been paying attention to global affairs, the years since 2015 have been deeply discouraging. Commencing with Brexit and then continuing with Trump, nation after nation has fallen into the trap of pandering to humanity’s worst instincts. The roll-call of populist/nationalist nations is now terrifying: UK, USA, India, Pakistan…