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The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Authors (s): Edward Luce (Author)
Format: Softcover
ISBN-13: 9781408710401
Pages: 240p.
Pub. date: 13.07.2017, 1st.ed.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB108946
List price: US $ 47,00
Bagchee price: US $ 42,30
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 38,07 info

Overview for The Retreat of Western Liberalism

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 multi-polar 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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