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Real Time with Bill Maher

Political activist and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov joins Bill Maher to discuss the challenges facing democracy worldwide…

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

RDI members and contributors Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov and Jon Meacham. Moderated by Bret Stephens.

The world is in the midst of a modern political crisis fueled by fear, distrust and confusion. Disturbing global trends such as populism and authoritarianism are imperiling the basic tenets of liberal democracy…

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The New York Times: Ryan, Republicans and the Republic

By Bret Stephens

There are also grass-root efforts, not all of them partisan or even particularly right-leaning, but committed to defending foundational liberal values globally in an era of creeping authoritarianism and debased populism. One of them is the nonpartisan Renew Democracy Initiative, led by Garry Kasparov, which had its launch this month…

 
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LESLEY BECKER / GLOBE STAFF / ADOBE STOCK

The Boston Globe: Fighting the assault on liberal democracy

By Richard North Patterson

The warning in Freedom House’s 2018 report is stark: “Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as America’s democratic standards erode at an accelerating pace…”

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MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS

The Huffington Post: Protecting And Renewing Liberal Democracy — Before It’s Too Late

By Richard North Patterson

In our polarized America, and throughout the world, political partisans no longer see their opponents as merely wrong ― but as enemies of all they hold dear. Our politics has become a Hobbesian state of nature, where an ugly trench warfare is fueled by a financial arms race …

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SANG TAN / AP

The Washington Post: The political center is fighting back

By Max Boot

This can be a dispiriting time to follow U.S. politics — especially for someone of my classical liberal (a.k.a. conservative) views. President Trump is the most unethical, unhinged and openly racist president in modern history, and yet he still maintains the support of roughly …