What is liberalism?

Why has liberalism, the dominant ideology of Western nations until only a few years ago, fallen into such malaise? Does it reflect a growing disenchantment with economically liberal ideas, or with the concept of liberalism itself? Are the culture wars a battle within liberalism or against it? Is liberalism predominantly a laissez faire approach to contemporary political and social currents or an active ideology of freedom? What does it mean to be a liberal in the twenty-first century?

Filmed at the Battle of Ideas 2017, the speakers are: Rowenna Davis, Nick Gillespie, Dr. James Panton, Dr. Lukasz Pawlowski the chair is: David Bowden.

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