Brexit and the Lessons of History

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Media Outlet: Brookings Institution

Steven Koltai wrote for the Brookings Institution about lessons we should take from history about Brexit.

"The historic vote in the UK to leave the EU is nothing short of the beginning of the end of these institutional frameworks that have by and large, created the longest and most prosperous period of sustained peace in modern human history.  To be sure, there have been countless horrific wars and even genocides, all over the world, since 1945.  But few would argue that they approach the mass scale of either the First or Second World Wars."


Steven Koltai is a hybrid business executive/entrepreneur and foreign policy expert with a focus on international entrepreneurship development. He is a fellow for Bretton Woods II.