Edward Luce

Author & US National Editor, Financial Times

Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, FT’s leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy and author of three books. In his insightful and harrowing new book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism, how Democracy is Defeating Itself, he issues a chilling warning: “Western liberal democracy is not yet dead,” he writes, “but it is far closer to collapse than we may wish to believe. It is facing its gravest challenge since the Second World War. This time, however, we have conjured up the enemy from within. At home and abroad, America’s best liberal traditions are under assault from its own president. We have put arsonists in charge of the fire brigade.”


11. The Retreat of the West: is democracy defeating itself? Sold Out

Secret Garden

Democracy is on the rocks. Populism is on the march. Democracy is eating itself from within, throwing up all sorts of extremists and populists. It is also losing ground, losing credibility and more significantly not providing stability. In France, Germany and Italy, populist parties are attracting millions of votes. Britain looks ungovernable and America is ruled […]