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 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 Professor Joao Carlos Espada explore the Anglo-Saxon Tradition of Liberty and what it has to teach us today.

January 21, 2018

Summary: Global rates of terrorism have skyrocketed since 9/11. But the aggregate increase tells us very little about the distribution of attacks across different regime types. Contrary to the traditional scholarly view and popular perceptions in the media, reasonably...

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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.