Backed by its military and economic power, for centuries Western culture has been a model of progress for the rest of the world. But the West is in crisis. As liberalism falls into self-contradiction, as both populism and elitism undermine democracy, and as the West loses its economic advantage, where will the world look to shape its future?

Will China’s development model replace the consensus around free market economics? Could Russia’s rejection of decadent liberalism produce an alternative type of politics? Or could liberal democracy survive the eclipse of the West?

 

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