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.

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Dec 04, 2019