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The retreat of western liberalism

Author: Edward Luce
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Grove Atlantic hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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In his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times chief US columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of America's relative decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil. In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of liberal democracy--of which Donald Trump and his  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Luce, Edward, 1968-
Retreat of western liberalism.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017024870
(OCoLC)987890366
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Luce
ISBN: 9780802127396 0802127398
OCLC Number: 987302723
Description: 234 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Fusion --
Reaction --
Fallout --
Half life.
Responsibility: Edward Luce.

Abstract:

In his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times chief US columnist and commentator Edward Luce charted the course of America's relative decline, proving to be a prescient voice on our current social and political turmoil. In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of liberal democracy--of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a terrifying symptom. Luce argues that we are on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society's economic losers, and complacency about our system's durability--attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We cannot move forward without a clear diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Unless the West can rekindle an economy that produces gains for the majority of its people, its political liberties may be doomed. The West's faith in history teaches us to take democracy for granted. Reality tells us something troublingly different. Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the literature and economic analysis, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration, the rise of European populism, and a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years. -- Publisher description.
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