The End of the Liberal Order?Niall Ferguson Fareed Zakaria
Is it time to reaffirm our liberal values? Or are we seeing the birth-pangs of a new era? Two great thinkers debate the question burning behind headlines across the world.
‘No civilization, no matter how mighty it may appear to itself, is indestructible.’
‘We do not need to invent the world anew. The international order established by the United States after World War II is in need of expansion and repair, but not reconception.’
Fears of a globalized world are rampant. Across the West, borders are being reasserted and old alliances tested to their limits. Could this be the end of the liberal order or will the major crises of the twenty-first century strengthen our resolve?