Sunday, September 29, 2019

Adam Gopnik on the current crisis of liberal democracy

American essayist Adam Gopnik was just on CBC radio's Sunday Edition arguing very cogently that what makes liberal democracy is not one big idea, like "the Nation" or "the Religion," but many, many habits and compromises that make possible for people to livetogether in a sane way.  Gopnik's new book in fact is called  

A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism


You can hear him discussing this idea here:   
 
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-for-september-29-2019-1.5299577/adam-gopnik-on-the-fate-of-liberal-democracy-in-the-trump-era-1.5299599 

and I highly recommend it!

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