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Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Financial Times that western liberalism is obsolete. Its obituary is being written by everyone from former Trump adviser Steve Bannon to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and journalists like Edward Luce and James Traub. Authoritarian China is ascendant. Free trade, the rule of law, freedom of movement and toleration are in trouble around the world. So has the cluster of ideas known as western liberalism had its day?
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Liberalism may be under threat, but most wealthy countries are still liberal market democracies

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