The decline and even death of liberalism has been predicted often. Today it faces challenges not only from populism in Europe and the US but also from China offering an illiberal alternative that may prove attractive to leaders in the global South. In this episode, Professor Timothy Garton Ash (University of Oxford) joins us to analyze the future of liberalism. We discuss what liberalism can learn from its mistakes to emerge stronger.
For further reflections on this episode and the ambivalent role of the EU in soft authoritarian transformation read Jens Adam’s blog Soft Authoritarianism and the Ambivalences of Europeanisation: What Role Could the EU Play?