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The retreat of western liberalism

The retreat of western liberalism

Luce, Edward, 1968- author

In 'The Retreat of Western Liberalism', Edward Luce makes a statement about the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism - of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Abacus, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Edward Luce
ISBN: 0349143021, 9780349143026
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2017.
Physical Description: 248 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Economics.; Civilization, Western 21st century.; Economic history 21st century.; Economic history 21st century Forecasting.

Author note

Edward Luce is a graduate from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He worked as a speech writer for the treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, worked as the South Asia bureau chief for the Financial Times and is based in Washington DC as the Financial Times Washington columnist and commentator.


No one was more prescient about the economic malaise and popular resentment that has hit the United States than Ed Luce in his previous book, Time to Start Thinking. His new book, Retreat of Western Liberalism, broadens that picture to cover the Western world. It is a must read for anyone trying to make sense of the waves of populism and nationalism we face today||Edward Luce provides a terrifying view of the challenges facing the West. We have to hope that his prophecies are self denying - something that is more likely if his penetrating analysis gets the wide attention it richly deserves||A knowledgeable tour through the unmapped terrain in which Western politicians and governments must now operate
The Economist||Luce is at his best writing about America, on which his knowledge is voluminous . . . his writing has a vigour and sweep all too absent in the deadly prose of social scientists; and he has identified a fundamental question facing democracies
Financial Times||Beautifully written
The Times