9/22/2020, 7:00:00 PM
Across the world, nationalism is on the rise. Right-wing populists have taken hold of some of the most powerful countries, including the US, UK, India, Brazil, Italy, and Hungary. Is the best way to counter them to renew our confidence in liberal beliefs of freedom and reason?
Political journalist Ian Dunt tells the epic story of liberalism, from its birth in the battle against absolute monarchy to the modern resistance against nationalism and populism. He explores why liberalism is currently fractured and unfashionable – mocked by the right and dismissed by the left - but remains, even now, the most radical set of ideas in the history of humankind.