Interview with Professor Bo Winegard of Marietta College

Our Director, Gary Kavanagh, recently sat down with Professor Bo Winegard to discuss his recent article, ‘The Twilight of Liberalism?’ which deals with the challenges facing liberalism, the benefits it has brought society, and the steps that should be taken to strengthen it moving forward, lest it die.

They discuss the nature of liberalism; different conceptions of freedom; the use of shame in maintaining social cohesion; the breaking apart of overarching identities and the rise of identity politics; technology and social sorting; what can be done to strengthen liberalism and stop a possible death spiral; and if UBI is a complete solution to increased automation.