Liberalism in Question | CIS · S2E9 | Gordon Menzies ‘Liberalism as fundamentalism?’

Liberalism as fundamentalism

Rob and Gordon discuss issues arising from Gordon’s 2020 book Western Fundamentalism in which he critiques the unquestioning, and therefore ‘fundamentalist,’ adoption of democracy, free marked economic liberalism and sexual freedom as basic. Rob and Gordon discuss why liberalism has been so effective in producing economic prosperity but why it is ineffective if spread to other areas of human life. They discuss the nature of freedom and whether liberalism itself may be naïve about evils – especially in relation to issues of aggressive woke politics.