Dalkey Literary Awards - 20th June 2020
Dalkey Literary Awards - 20th June 2020

Podcast: What Trump Tells Us About The End Of The World

On stage this afternoon were Peter Frankopan, historian and best-selling author, Myles Dungan, one of Ireland’s finest broadcasters, and foreign correspondent Mary Fitzgerald as they confront the possibility of Donald Trump entering the White House.

For more on whether we are ready for a President called Trump, read our on-location blogger Roisin’s post below:

President Trump? Are you ready?

When we look at Russia China, Iran, central Asia and the Middle East, the notion that the West is in the driving seat is laughable. For the first time since the Second World War, the West and the things that we hold dear such as democracy, freedom of speech, faith, conscience and sexual tolerance are all on the retreat.

All over the world, another vision of the future is being forged, presidential authority is absolute, might is right and minorities are terrorized. When the world looks at the West for leadership and guidance they see Donald Trump. Is he the best the US has to offer? Perhaps the world is on a trajectory away from liberal democracy, and if this is the case, what are we going to do about it? Are we witnessing the end of the West?

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