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The retreat of western liberalism / Edward Luce.

Luce, Edward, 1968- (author.). Elfer, Julian. (Added Author). Read by Julian Elfer. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781541429222 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1541429222 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 03 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Julian Elfer.
Summary, etc.:
In his widely acclaimed book Time to Start Thinking, Financial Times chief U.S. 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. 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.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Liberalism.
Political culture > Western countries.
Income distribution > Western countries.
Western countries > Politics and government > 21st century.
Western countries > Economic conditions > 21st century.

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