Does the rise of Ôstrong manÕ politics across the globe and the fracturing of liberal consensus into competing identity groups herald the decline (perhaps terminal) of democracy? Or do recent challenges to the status quo (the Brexit vote, the Trump presidency) simply represent a vigorous, much-deserved rebuff to an out-of-touch, self-serving elite? Leading political scientist Francis Fukuyama (Identity), writer and commentator Sarah Churchwell (Behold America), The Times columnist and broadcaster Melanie Phillips (Guardian Angel: My Journey from Leftism to Sanity) and historian Michael Burleigh (The Best of Times, the Worst of Times) join Philip Collins of The Times to consider the path ahead in The Times Debate: is Liberal Democracy Dying?
Montpellier Gardens,Cheltenham,GL50 1UW
Saturday, 13 October 2018 2:15PM - 3:00PM