Francis Fukuyama, “Liberalism and Its Discontents”
A new book tries to salvage another aspect of our culture being squeezed: patriotism.
For all its flaws, liberalism still has a future—it just may look different from what we are used to.
The rise of illiberalism in the West flows directly from liberalism’s failures.
The great question facing liberal societies today is how far tolerance should extend.
A liberalism that fails to come to terms with religion is destined to falter.
America’s hiccups with liberal democracy are nothing that can’t be resolved by doubling down on diversity.
American Purpose continues the discussion Francis Fukuyama initiated in our pages on the “discontents” with liberalism on the left and the right. We publish five wide-ranging responses today, with five more to follow on Wednesday.
The essence of liberalism is the culture of individual expression, and it’s here to stay.