Writing in The Washington Post
, Carlos Lozada reviews two new books on the threats to liberal democracy: Liberalism and Its Discontents
by Francis Fukuyama and The Age of the Strongman
by Gideon Rachma:
warring cultures and distant poles are the recurring metaphors for our
politics, genteel calls for moderation may seem quaint. When
authoritarian impulses are ascendant, wishing for self-restraint can
feel foolish, a denial of reality and an abdication of responsibility.
what if moderation and restraint — the acceptance of limits in
political life — are not just the right thing, but really all that is
left to try?
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