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Edward Luce's in-depth analysis of the decline of democracy, The Retreat of Western Liberalism, explores the myriad factors affecting the shift away from a political system many readers will have taken for granted in their lifetimes. This Sumoreads summary and analysis offers supplementary material to The Retreat of Western Liberalism to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, this Sumoreads summary and analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 35 minutes!
What does this SUMOREADS summary & analysis include?
- An executive summary of the original book
- Editorial review
- Key takeaways & analysis
- Brief chapter summaries
- A short bio of the author
Original book summary overview
Western hegemony has begun a decline in recent decades, while Russian and Chinese dominance has slowly, but steadily, grown. Are we wrong to put our faith in liberal democracy? Is there prosperity in Eastern-style autocracy? In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Edward Luce takes the reader through the events and people that propagated Western democracy to the height of its popularity in past decades, and explores the factors that are contributing to its decline today. This book looks into the possible trajectories of recent events, and what, if anything, can be done to save Western liberalism.
Before you buy: The purpose of this Sumoreads summary and analysis is to help you decide if it’s worth the time, money and effort listening to the original book (if you haven’t already). Sumoreads has pulled out the essence - but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to and not a replacement for The Retreat of Western Liberalism.