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Clinging to the wrong certainties

What I find most odd about the age we live in is that even though fear is the predominant emotion, people still take the relative peace and prosperity we have in this continent for granted and thus tend to discount just how large a part the EU plays in all that. Despite fearing change enough to keep electing people like Viktor Oban, in other words, we seem to be willing to make the largest change imaginable, the disintegration of the entire European project, a genuine possibility.

Source: My back pages: reflections on Hungary, Britain, liberal democracy and the European Union –