Pat Rabbitte: An anti-political mood solves nothing

Pretending there are easy solutions to society’s problems helps no one

22nd November, 2015
John Bruton

‘Voters outside the Beltway are totally dispirited, and insofar as they are engaged in the political process, they are increasingly drawn to flamboyant populists of the left and the right, who make wild promises that cannot possibly be fulfilled.”

American journalist and author Jay Cost, writing in The Wall Street Journal, summarised his bleak view of politics in the US as they embark on the journey to elect a new president. It is...

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