For all its benefits, why is liberalism failing, and making so many people unhappy, asks Patrick Deneen? Liberalism failed because it has succeeded. Its liberation of the individual coincides with a sense of political and economic powerlessness for ordinary citizens. The rise of a populist reaction ought to be understood not as evidence of “anti-democracy”, but the legitimate evidence of the need to reconsider classical commendations of the “mixed regime” theory.

Text Editing and Production: Nina zu Fürstenberg
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Video: Andrea Martella – Salvatore Caruso
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Venice 2019