Across the world, nationalism is on the rise. Right-wing populists have taken hold of some of the most powerful countries, including the US, UK, India, Brazil, Italy, and Hungary. The best way to counter them is to renew our confidence in liberal beliefs of freedom and reason. Liberalism is currently fractured and unfashionable – mocked by the right and dismissed by the left. But it remains, even now, the most radical set of ideas in the history of humankind. To mark the launch of his new book, How to be a Liberal, Ian Dunt sets the principles and practices of liberalism and shows why it remains our most powerful weapon to shatter the shiny lies of populists.
Ian Dunt is the editor of Politics.co.uk, a host on the Remainiacs podcast and the author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now. His new book, How to be a Liberal, is released 17th September 2020. You can order the book from the Canbury Press website: https://www.canburypress.com/products/how-to-be-a-liberal-by-ian-dunt-hardback-isbn9781912454419