Carl Hoeckner, “The Mob” (1935)
The Future of Liberalism
Ignoring Immigration Is Empowering the Far Right

Western political establishments must make a choice: Either address popular fears about immigration, or voters will elect illiberals willing to do so.

Published on: March 6, 2019
James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution and author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age (Yale University Press, 2017). A version of this essay appeared earlier in the report, Democracy and Disorder: The Struggle for Influence in the New Geopolitics, published by Brookings.
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