Since then, there have been calls to re-empower the "gatekeepers", which is a polite way of saying that the unwashed masses should be kept as far away from political decision-making as possible.
Yet this liberal impulse reflects a misreading of recent history: it was elites, not the masses, who enabled Brexit and Trump.
US President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Republican senators to take a softer approach to Turkey over its decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense system, saying that he would like time to talk Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan out of the deal, NBC News reported on Wednesday night.
AFP - Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump's trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey released Monday.
The Trump administration on Thursday is due to impose its latest round of punitive tariffs on China, putting 25 percent duties on another $16 billion in imports, with Beijing poised to retaliate dollar-for-dollar.