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Dilemmas of post-liberalism
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To what extent do those lamenting the current state of liberal democracy themselves bear responsibility for its downfall? Ivan Krastev & Christian Ultsch talk to David Goodhart about societal division and his own ideological journey from Etonian Marxist to a leading critic of modern liberal society.
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Is there a culture war against populism?
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What are populists and why do some populists get tarred with the populist brush while others receive a more enthusiastic reception? Are populist movements morbid symptoms of a dying political order or the first signs of a democratic renewal? And, should we celebrate rather than criticise their efforts to overturn our top-down systems?
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Battle of Ideas 2016: what is the truth about “post-factual politics”?
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On Sunday the 23rd October 2016, the Institute of Ideas and Newsweek held a debate on “post-factual politics”, asking what is the future of experts and whether their prominence doesn’t often remove some of the democratic accountability of decision-making. This debate formed part of the 2016 edition of the Battle of Ideas debates festival, which you can find more information…

Is there a culture war on populism?
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Join Frank Furedi (Sociologist, Social Commentator & Author), David Goodhart (Journalist, Author & Head of Demography at Policy Exchange) and Elif Shafak (Political Commentator & award-winning Novelist) for a debate on what populism is and why some populisms are more equal than others. Should we understand the rise of populism as a challenge to our elites’ top-down values or a…