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The Road To Somewhere

Tuesday June 2017


David Goodhart Policy Exchange

In Europe and the U.S., a citizens' revolt against an out-of-touch political, social, and economic elite has paved the way for hugely successful nationalist politicians and movements: Brexit, Trump, Le Pen, and Wilders, among others. In The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics, a Sunday Times (U.K.) bestseller, veteran British journalist and analyst David Goodhart persuasively explains why the traditional left-right divide is crumbling—and why the West's current political upheaval will be long-lived.

"[The Road to Somewhere is] an accessible, evidence-based and direct account of how these conflicts are reshaping the political world around us" [Financial Times]. "Mr Goodhart's book seems likely to inform the debate on what post-Brexit Britain should look like" [The Economist].

David Goodhart is head of demography, immigration, and integration at Policy Exchange, a leading U.K. think tank. Previously, he was director of Demos; editor and founder of Prospect magazine; and correspondent for the Financial Times. His 2013 book, The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-war Immigration, was short-listed for the Orwell Book Prize.