Episode 61: Defending Liberal Democracy: On What Grounds?
The co-hosts and Anne Jaclard, MHI’s organizational secretary, discuss Andrew’s recent article, “On What Grounds Should We Defend Liberal Democracy?” The discussion, like the article, focuses on defense of individual rights and freedoms that liberal democratic regimes protect––against the heightened attack on them in the US and abroad––not on classical liberal ideology or democracy “as such.” This stance is contrasted to the ambivalence, in theory and practice, toward individual rights and freedoms that prevails in parts of “the Left,” and to the “economistic” outlook in which that ambivalence is often rooted.
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