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One of the Washington Post's 50 notable works of nonfiction in 2017, an Amazon Top 100 book of the year, and a Financial Times and Economist best book of the year


"Timely and informed, providing an important overview of the dynamics in an increasingly interconnected and fragmented planet . . . In his prescient 2012 book, Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent, Luce uncannily anticipated the politics of resentment and the bitter fights over immigration that would fuel 'Brexit' and last year's American election. And in this new book, he lucidly expounds on the erosion of the West's middle classes, the dysfunction among its political and economic elites and the consequences for America and the world."―Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Many around the globe sense a systemic crisis. To understand the nature of this crisis, we could not find a better guide than Edward Luce's The Retreat of Western Liberalism . . . Luce writes in fluid prose, moving from a telling statistic to a striking quotation. Throughout, one is struck by his command of the material and the activity of his prose―he is unsparing in his condemnation of the elites who didn't see this coming."―Fareed Zakaria, New York Times Book Review

"Mr. Luce offers a useful wake-up call to elites, urging them to focus on the very real struggles of America's besieged middle class before we all lose the freedom and democracy we cherish . . . [A] concise, accessible and valuable work."―Lawrence J. Haas, Wall Street Journal

"What the book offers is . . . a panorama of the unravelling world order as riveting as any beach read. Luce's project is to explain what the recent dark turn in Western politics―the rise of ultranationalism, populist demagoguery, cultural insularity, and social unrest―has to do with global economics. It's a story of trade balances and technological disruption, but also a withering dismantling of Western liberalism's faith in progress."―Elias Muhanna, New Yorker, "What we're reading this summer"

"A brisk, timely survey . . . Mr. Luce is a shrewd observer . . . At rapid pace and with telling statistics, Mr. Luce . . . gives a knowledgeable tour through the unmapped terrain in which Western politicians and governments must now operate."Economist

"Edward Luce provides a terrifying view of the challenges facing the West. We have to hope that his prophecies are self denying―something that is more likely if his penetrating analysis gets the wide attention it richly deserves."―Lawrence Summers

"Read this book: In the three hours it takes you will get a new, bracing, and brilliant understanding of the dangers we in the democratic West now face. Luce is one of the smartest journalists working today, and his perceptions are priceless."―Jane Mayer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dark Money

"The challenges to the West are outlined in detail―and they mainly come from within . . . For Luce, the combination of rising income inequality, vanishing economic mobility and distant technocracy has led to our moment's populist resurgence."―Carlos Lozada, Washington Post

"A head-clearing attempt to explore the underlying disorder and distemper in liberal democracy, in America and throughout the West . . . As this author states repeatedly, Trump is merely a symptom, not a cause, of this disorder. For readers looking for context, this primer is a good start."―Carla Seaquist, Huffington Post

"An informative look at the current state of world politics and economics . . . It's also a thought-provoking warning that history is not guaranteed."―Chris Schluep,Omnivoracious

"Important . . . Through his deep reporting and clear-headed analysis, Luce explains popular frustration with liberalism, and the resurgence of nationalism."National Book Review, "5 hot books"

"No one was more prescient about the economic malaise and popular resentment that has hit the United States than Edward Luce in his previous book, Time to Start Thinking. His new book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism, broadens that picture to cover the Western world. It is a must read for anyone trying to make sense of the waves of populism and nationalism we face today."―Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance

"Luce's well-crafted book locates the origin of the crisis in declining economic opportunities available to Western middle classes."―G. John Ikenberry, Foreign Affairs

"[The Retreat of Western Liberalism] is really, really important . . . We strongly encourage you to buy it."―David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy's The E.R. podcast

"Luce does a masterful job of describing the contours of the rise of illiberal democracy in the west."―Benjamin Knoll, New York Journal of Books

"Beautifully written."Times (UK)

"The great merit of Luce's brisk, pointed and fascinating book . . . is that it is far more than a disappointed liberal's angry tirade. His achievement it to put the rise of antiestablishment populism in a broader global economic context . . . In particular, he is memorably and rightly scathing about the self-regard of the Davos elite."Literary Review (UK)

"Timely . . . [Luce's] writing has a vigour and sweep all too absent in the deadly prose of social scientists."Financial Times (UK)

"A succinct and powerful accounting of the global failure of the political left and the subsequent revolt of the people against a system that they see, not without reason, as having failed and abandoned them."Toronto Star

"Incisive . . . Luce combines some hard, and unsettling, facts about the 'stagnant' state of Western economies and societies, with perceptive, even provocative insights into their implications."―Vikas Datta, Business Standard

"Timely and thoughtful . . . A clear-eyed lament of liberalism's decline, and America stepping back and turning inward."American Conservative

"Fantastic. I recommend that everyone buys it."―James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute
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Thanks OP. One of the Amazon reviews sold me on it:
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Mr. Luce, being an academic economist of globalist bent, does not think much of Donald Trump. Nor does he make excuses for Ms. Clinton. "I have spent a fair amount of time interviewing leaders of ultra-nationalist movements, cult groups and fanatics of all kinds around the world. I have yet to come across a more airtight example of groupthink than Hillaryland."

His critique of Trump is that Trump appealed to the Populist, quasi-barbarian instincts of a disgruntled population. His critique of Ms. Clinton is that she tried to pretend that the disgruntled population did not exist.
This appeals to me because I want to read something that doesn't blindly pick one side and demonize the other. This seems to fit the bill.
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Thanks OP. One of the Amazon reviews sold me on it:


This appeals to me because I want to read something that doesn't blindly pick one side and demonize the other. This seems to fit the bill.

Agree with your assesmenmt of the author's intent - should be interesting reading no matter your personal political beliefs
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Come on Google... price match
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No-ship credit applies on this book. Thanks OP.
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Lol @ books making people smart.
The washington post told me they do.
Im sure youll improve your daily output by 10% and iq by 3000 points for each copy of this book u buy and place on a bookshelf .
OP never said this book will make you smart.

So you are replying to a Washington Post article in a SD thread.

Perhaps you should read more books.
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I've heard Luce on several podcasts and he strikes me as a guy who is quite progressive but even handed in his criticism. For two bucks it's a good buy. Thanks!
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I'm not familiar with him, but it's always a good idea to keep tabs on the globalist agenda. From what I can tell Western values has been rebranded as resentment politics.
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No-ship credit applies on this book. Thanks OP.
How can we confirm from a product page whether we can use our No-rush shipping credit or not? And does 1-click buy consider your shipping credit if you purchase a product that supports shipping credit?
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Thanks OP. One of the Amazon reviews sold me on it:


This appeals to me because I want to read something that doesn't blindly pick one side and demonize the other. This seems to fit the bill.
This statement by the Huff Post:

"As this author states repeatedly, Trump is merely a symptom"

shows that the author is vested in the belief that being anything other than liberal is considered an "illness".
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This statement by the Huff Post:

"As this author states repeatedly, Trump is merely a symptom"

shows that the author is vested in the belief that being anything other than liberal is considered an "illness".
I don't think that is the case at all. I know conservatives who cannot stand Trump and consider him symptomatic of a slide to the left. It seems that, regardless of one's own political perspective, it is possible to see the election of Trump as an indicator of social decline, even though any two Trump critics might define that decline very differently.
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This statement by the Huff Post:

"As this author states repeatedly, Trump is merely a symptom"

shows that the author is vested in the belief that being anything other than liberal is considered an "illness".
Well, the title of the book is The Retreat of Western Liberalism. So you didn't need to go to the Huffington Post to say he's pro-liberalism.

Have not read the book so not sure if he means the current version of the term (i.e., the opposite of conservatism) or the broad/historic version founded on ideas of liberty and equality.

But he doesn't seem to be biased by one political party or the other. I'm willing to give him a read because he seems to possesses a more macro/global view of politics.

It's comforting to dismiss anything outside one's own party's echo chamber but I don't think that is good for us in the long run.
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How can we confirm from a product page whether we can use our No-rush shipping credit or not? And does 1-click buy consider your shipping credit if you purchase a product that supports shipping credit?
If you scroll down to the product details you see it is "Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC". You can only use the no rush credits on items sold by Amazon.

Here is an example of a book that isn't sold by Amazon. Above the "Buy now with 1-click" and in the product details you see it is "Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt". https://www.amazon.com/Commander-...011H55OG6/
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Lol @ books making people smart.
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Im sure youll improve your daily output by 10% and iq by 3000 points for each copy of this book u buy and place on a bookshelf .
You're the prob pal.
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