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Westernaissance - Defending Democracy, Renewing Liberty
65 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
The Miracle of Modernity
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
46 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Ill Winds: A Conversation With Larry Diamond
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
47 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Can Liberalism Reinvent Itself Again?
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.
48 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Inside the Syrian and Iraq Wars
War reporter, Middle East analyst, and author, Jonathan Spyer, talks with Amichai Magen about his new book Days of the Fall: A Reporter's Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars.
44 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
The Good Old Days Are Now!
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 existence for the better, how it happened, and why progress is now endangered
42 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
Democracy Lessons for Cautious Optimists: A conversation with NDI President Kenneth Wollack
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 future of freedom
44 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
Europe Reset: A conversation with Richard Youngs about the future of the European Union
Amichai Magen talks with Richard Youngs (Professor of International Relations and 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.
45 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty
Amichai Magen and Professor Joao Carlos Espada explore the Anglo-Saxon Tradition of Liberty and what it has to teach us today.
51 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Xi Jinping's Brave New World
Amichai Magen and Director of the Chinese Media Center, Alexander Pevzner, discuss China's new global ambitions
18 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Murder Most Foul: Sergei Magnitsky and the Magnitsky Laws
Amichai Magen and the Honorable Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, talk about Russia, the murder of Sergei Magnitsky, and the Magnitsky Laws.
46 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change
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.
55 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Iran in a Transformed Middle East
Amichai Magen and former Head of the Mossad Research and Intelligence Division, Sima Shine, discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions and expansionist policies in the Middle East.
56 minutes | Feb 3, 2018
A Global Outlook for 2018 - A conversation with Ambassador Ron Prosor
Amichai Magen in conversation with Ambassador Ron Prosor about the state of the international system, and what to expect in the 2018.
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