Is Liberalism Really Kaput?
The Economist interviewed Non-Resident Fellow James Traub about his new book What Was Liberalism? The Past, Present and Promise of a Noble Idea.
In the interview, Traub offers an account of liberalism "as an intellectual tradition rather than a text," one that should live "in tension, usually healthy, with democratic majoritarianism." Traub discusses past and present challenges to liberalism, and offers a perspective on how proponents of liberal values can push back against the rise of illiberal populism today.
Read the interview, and an excerpt from the book, on The Economist here.