We like to think that liberalism is what all humans aspire to ultimately...Human nature is more complicated than that.
Springtime for Strongmen
Among the most potent new challenges to liberal democracies around the world is the powerful reemergence of authoritarianism as a geopolitical phenomenon. Coupled with disruptive new technologies and connectivity, authoritarian ideas embodied by strongmen in China and Russia are gaining steam across the globe. Human rights and civil liberties have declined globally for a 13th straight year and many democratic norms in the United States exist on increasingly shaky ground. What does this say about the failures and the vulnerabilities of liberalism? How do freedom-loving people grapple with this existential threat?
Robert KaganSenior Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution; Author,...
Elliot GersonExecutive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International...
Michael AbramowitzPresident, Freedom House
Leta Hong FincherJournalist; Author, Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in C...