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The Retreat of Western Liberalism
Edward Luce

Classification : Politics & Current Affairs
Pub Date : May 04, 2017
Imprint : Little, Brown
Page Extent : 240
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781408710401
Price : 599

About the book
In The Collapse of Western Liberalism, Luce makes a larger statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a 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 losers, and complacency about our system's durability - attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall, treated by the West as an absolute triumph over the East. We cannot move forward without a clear diagnosis of what has gone wrong. Luce contrasts Western democratic and economic ideals, which rest on an assumption of linear progress, with more cyclical views of economic strength - symbolized by the nineteenth-century fall and present-day rise of the Chinese and Indian economies - and with the dawn of a new multipolar age. Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the vast literature already available, Luce offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration 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.

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Edward Luce provides a terrifying view of the challenges facing the West. We have to hope that his prophecies are self denying - something that is more likely if his penetrating analysis gets the wide attention it richly deserves>
No one was more prescient about the economic malaise and popular resentment that has hit the United States than Ed Luce in his previous book, Time to Start Thinking. His new book, Retreat of Western Liberalism, broadens that picture to cover the Western world. It is a must read for anyone trying to make sense of the waves of populism and nationalism we face today>
     
Edward Luce
Edward Luce is a graduate of Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He has worked for the Financial Times since 1995 with a one-year break to work in Washington, DC as the speechwrit...(+)
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In Spite Of The Gods (HB)
In Spite Of The Gods (PB)
In Spite Of The Gods (Updated) (PB)
Time To Start Thinking (PB)
Time to Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline (HB)