Brexit Irony 1: The bureaucrats and neo-liberals who have ignored culture and starved education and Bildung have now had their economic project screwed up by nationalism.
Brexit Irony 2: The sense of peoplehood that the English want to defend is a continental European “invention,” first explored and brought into public awareness by the German Idealists and Romanticism.
Brexit could be the beginning of a meaningful conversation across Europe about the importance of local, national and European culture and how we develop a robust European economy based on Bildung, human rights and cultural heritage. It could be the beginning of a transition into a much better Europe.
This would take quite the effort, of course, but count us in!