Issue No. 326, September 2016
Brexit and Human Unity
Editorial Auroville Today rarely comments on issues outside Auroville. But in this issue we carry an article on Brexit in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s views on human unity. The causes of the Brexit vote in the U.K. have been analysed exhaustively and exhaustingly. Most commentators agree that the immediate reasons included fear of mass immigration, loss of sovereignty, and a protest vote against a political establishment which was perceived to have abandoned the less well-off. The leave campaign was also widely criticized for being mendacious and fear mongering, led by opportunistic politicians who did not fully believe in the arguments they were advancing. But, in truth, the Prime Minister’s decision to hold a referendum on Europe was also taken for short-term political gain and with very little consideration of the possible consequences. Speculation about those consequences have so far tended to focus upon the possible break-up of the UK and of the EU, and of the pote...