What makes me who I am? Is it fair of me, or others, to take my race or ethnicity as part of whom I am?
Is liberalism really the "unmitigated good" many of us Westerners believe it is? Is more freedom always a good thing?
Shadi Hamid explores these questions about Western liberalism, the "political order that privileges non-negotiable rights, personal freedoms, and individual autonomy," not to be confused with liberalism, meaning the left of American politics.
Hamid questions the so-called ideological neutrality of liberalism, perhaps in contrast to its common description as a "neutral bystander," and its relation to the rise of Western illiberalism and ethno-nationalism, especially in Europe.
Read the full article here: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/liberalism-trump/553754/