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Is western liberalism obsolete? Show more Show less

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Financial Times that western liberalism is obsolete. Its obituary is being written by everyone from former Trump adviser Steve Bannon to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and journalists like Edward Luce and James Traub. Authoritarian China is ascendant. Free trade, the rule of law, freedom of movement and toleration are in trouble around the world. So has the cluster of ideas known as western liberalism had its day?

No, western liberalism is needed more than ever. Show more Show less

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Western liberalism is flexible enough to adapt and pivot to a changed macro-encironment

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