Has Liberalism Failed?
On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Trinity Forum and Pepperdine University School of Public Policy hosted an Evening Conversation with New York Times columnist David Brooks and scholar Patrick Deneen at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. There was a thought-provoking discussion surrounding the themes of Deneen’s newly-released book, Why Liberalism Failed.
At a time when civic fracture has alienated citizens and fueled a yearning for a strong leader, some have questioned whether our liberal democratic order has contained the seeds of its own demise. Even as material wealth continues to rise, many people feel bypassed by opportunities, estranged from each other, and unmoored from a sense of spiritual purpose or communal obligation. Deneen and Brooks will discuss the nature of our challenge, the prospects for the future of liberalism, and the hope of a renewed civic flourishing.