Britain chooses nostalgia, fear over global relevance

Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and key champion of the Leave movement, conveyed great optimism following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). He said, “…we can find our voice in the world again, a voice commensurate with the fifth-biggest economy on earth.” And if left to Johnson, that voice will be English-speaking. While Johnson promoted Britain’s departure from the EU as a defense of…