At the end though, I was asked about Trump. My answer relates to Brexit as well though. The growing desire to burn down the house stems in part from a failure of governments to deliver on their promise & rhetoric to large segments of society. This, in turn, is because states have diminishing power to control citizens and events. Their monopoly over collective action is over. While much of the resulting nihilism is manifest in the right, this is a particular challenge for the left, who’s central proposition is deeply rooted in the role of the state.