By Anne Applebaum
Columnist [The Washington Post]
March 8 at 6:23 PM

Elements of the 2016 British referendum campaign have long seemed familiar to Americans. There was a close, controversial election, full of rancor and anger. There were a lot of wealthy men talking about “the people” and their “will.” There were targeted advertising campaigns, stolen data and fake social media accounts. But now, with only a few days left until Britain is due to face the consequences of that vote, the Brexit story suddenly looks even more familiar: One of its protagonists turns out to have much deeper Russian business connections than previously suspected. He also tried to conceal them. []

The world is now churning out #AlternativeWar as surprise news two years down the line. Depressing really. https://t.co/ahazwMQt2o

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