Perilous Plebiscites Brexit Vote Underscores Limits of Direct Democracy

Brexit sheds light on the problems created when the idea of direct democracy is abused. In our complex 21st century world, we have no choice but to delegate authority for most decision-making to our elected representatives.
The British flag is removed at the end of a summit at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

The British flag is removed at the end of a summit at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

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