Why the Intellectual Elite Can’t Learn Its Lesson

By Quy Huy – in INSEAD Knowledge.

Even after failing to predict Brexit and Trump, elites haven’t reckoned with their own limitations.

History may show that the single biggest casualty of 2016 was the credibility of elites. The one-two punch of Brexit and Trump has left establishment media and politicians reeling, their prestige cast into doubt. Their obliviousness to the right-wing populist surge exposed the bubble that most elites live in. It’s clear that they’ve been speaking and listening to one another within that bubble for far too long.



Povl Tiedemann
November 2016


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