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 Magen and Stephen Davies discuss Davies's new book The Wealth Explosion - The Nature and Origins of Modernity
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
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 humanity's greatest challenges in the twenty-first century.
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 is to blame for it all. In this episode of the Westernaissance Podcast, Amichai Magen and Johan Norberg talk about the 200-year miracle that has transformed human...
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 global democratic recession, and why after over three-decades of experience in the field of democracy assistance, Kenneth Pollack is cautiously optimistic about the...
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.
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.