Aspen Ideas Festival

Will the Rise of Populism Destroy Liberal Democracy?

Season 2 Episode 125 | 53m 1s

This is not a moment to take democracy for granted. The 2016 emergence of Donald Trump and his populist counterparts in Europe didn’t signal the start of something new. Rather, they announced a long simmering, troubling trend away from liberal democracy in the United States and elsewhere. How did we get here? How are Western values shifting? What might the future hold?

Aired: 06/30/17

Rating: NR

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