Liberalism as a political philosophy demands liberation from all variety of constraints. If one holds consistently liberal positions, one would then need to be liberated from one’s very human-ness itself, regardless of the fact that that is intrinsic to the meaning of life and the intent of history.
It’s fairly likely that the current crisis of liberalism will definitively bury the unipolar Western system of hegemony. And the budding movements of populism and regional protectionism can serve as the basis for a new, multipolar world order.
Only someone completely apathetic would not agree that the modern world order is deep in crisis. The US, the main backer of global liberalism, is witnessing the decline of its prestige. Various members of the world community are coming up with far greater numbers of claims against others. NATO allies […]