Larry Diamond is one of the world’s foremost experts on democracy, and in his latest book he issues a sobering warning: democracy is retreating across the globe, and the foundations of democratic culture are eroding both at home and abroad.
In Ill Winds, Diamond takes stock of the threats to democracy from foreign foes like Russia and China, as well as the complacency that has degraded our own democracy. He also proposes a way forward, offering concrete policies that could help reverse the tide and recover the best of our democratic tradition.
Larry Diamond is a regular columnist for The American Interest and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Tune in this week as he joins Richard Aldous to discuss the book.