October 29, 2019

What is modernity? How is our world different from that of our ancestors? Why did sustained economic growth, individuality and political freedom first emerge in nineteenth-century Europe and not twelfth-century China? And can the miracle of modernity last? Amichai Mage...

July 24, 2019

In this episode of the Westernaissance Podcast, Amichai Magen talks with Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, Larry Diamond, about his new book: Ill Winds - Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency

February 5, 2019

In this episode of the Westernaissance podcast, Amichai Magen and Ralf Fücks (author and founder of the Center for Liberal Modernity) explore the meaning of Liberalism, its current crisis, and whether Liberalism can be reinvented to provide effective answers to humanit...

February 27, 2018

War reporter, Middle East analyst, and author, Jonathan Spyer, talks with Amichai Magen about his new book Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars. 

February 26, 2018

In his excellent new book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, Swedish author and film-maker, Johan Norberg, hits back at the merchants of misery who try to persuade us all that we live in a dangerous, mean, unhappy, and doomed world and that the West i...

February 26, 2018

Kenneth Wollack joined the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in 1986 and has led the organization since 1993. Wollack will retire in 2018 and in this conversation with Amichai Magen they discuss the state of democracy in America and around the world, the current glob...

February 14, 2018

Amichai Magen in conversation with Richard Youngs (Professor of International Relations at Warwick University and Senior Fellow in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Europe) about Young's new book Europe Reset: New Directions for the European Union.

February 14, 2018

Amichai Magen and former Head of the Mossad Research and Intelligence Division, Sima Shine, discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions and expansionist policies in the Middle East. 

February 14, 2018

Amichai Magen and former Deputy National Security Adviser of Israel, Chuck Freilich, discuss Freilich's new book: Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change just published by Oxford University Press. 

February 14, 2018

Amichai Magen and the Honorable Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, talk about Russia, the murder of Sergei Magnitsky, and the Magnitsky Laws. 

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Westernaissance

Defending Democracy, Renewing Liberty

"We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage."

 

So wrote Friedrich Hayek in 1949, and so it is once again today. Westernaissance is passionate about the values and institutions of liberty, and is committed to their defence and rejuvenation in the face of growing threats at home and abroad.