The SnideShow Episode 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism

Listen: 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism

There are fewer democracies in the world today than there were at the turn of the century, and in several Western countries–including the United States–the embrace of liberal ideals has been steadily eroding. To discuss why this is happening, and what might be done to reverse the trend, I talk with Edward Luce, author of The Retreat of Western Liberalism.


On June 11, 2017, Puerto Ricans go to the polls to decide if their island will remain a territory of the United States, join as a fully-fledged State, or seek some sort of independence.

On June 20, 2017, voters will decide, in a special election runoff, whether Trump-friendly Republican Karen Handel or insurgent Democrat Jon Ossoff will represent Georgia’s traditionally red Sixth Congressional District. This nationally monitored race is widely seen as a referendum on Donald Trump and a bellwether of Democratic chances to take back the House of Representatives in 2018.


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The show’s music is by Body Found, from their new album Desert Resurrection (Spotify, Amazon).

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