Intelligence Squared U.S.: Is Western Democracy Threatening Suicide?

(Rochester, NY) - Do the populist and nationalist uprisings that led to Donald Trump and Brexit signal Western democracy’s certain decline?  Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerative antidote to policies that have challenged liberal institutions and marginalized the middle class? Some predict that a resilient liberal world order will rally to triumph over fear, xenophobia and fractured political parties – others say that support for autocratic alternatives is on the rise. Intelligence Squared U.S.: Is Western Democracy Threatening Suicide?airing Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, debates these questions.

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and Harvard lecturer Yascha Mounk debate in support of the motion. Debating against the motion are Bloomberg View columnist Clive Crook and Kori Schake, a member of the National Security Council and State Department under President George W. Bush.


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