One of the biggest myths since Brexit and Trump is that these results were not only highly unpleasant, but also “unexpected” – despite the mass of warnings about the failing economy, de-industrialisation, mass immigration, elite corruption, dysfunctional politics and more by other members of the elite going back to the 1990s and even earlier in the UK, US, France and Germany.

The book titles below speak for themselves – and the cognitive dissonance among the rest of the elite.