Opinion

The index of ignorance

Mistaken beliefs can play a big role in the political choices that countries make.

A crowd in London's Trafalgar Square. Gwynne Dyer argues that a huge popular overestimate of the number of immigrants in Great Britain contributed to the Brexit victory in June. Photo courtesy of David Holt

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 12:00 AM

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