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Thousands of protesters participate in the Women's March, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 2017 (AP photo by Jacqueline Larma).

How Brexit and Trump Triggered the Beginning of a Liberal Counterreaction

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

When Donald Trump shocked the world by winning the presidency of the United States, just a few months after British voters opted to leave the European Union, the rise of rightist, anti-establishment populists started to look like an inexorable trend across the West and elsewhere.

To be sure, the twin successes of right-wing, anti-immigrant insurgencies did energize like-minded movements in other countries. And yet, they also triggered another reaction—a paradoxical, if not altogether unpredictable response. ...

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