Co-Chair, European Council on Foreign Relations
Head of the Respublica Think-Tank
Former British Diplomat, Author
Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution
Political outsiders frequently disregard the existing rules, inventing facts and disrespecting democratic institutions. Mainstream parties may feel forced to adopt the same tactics and rhetoric if they are to compete.
The anti-systemic newcomers offer easy answers, but no lasting solutions to the woes of the West.
- What can be done to restore public trust in politics?
- Can greater boldness help mainstream politicians and their parties regain the high ground—or are they doomed to fight a defensive battle?