John Micklethwait is editor-in-chief of the Economist and Adrian Wooldridge is the Economist’s Management editor and ‘Schumpeter’ columnist.
Watch John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge from The Economist as they ask; In the global race to reinvent the state, which political values will triumph - the liberal values of democracy and freedom, or the authoritarian values of command and control?
Award-winning novelist, public intellectual and political commentator Elif Shafak offers cautionary advice about the provisional nature of democracy in the west and the rise of populism – and how close we are to slipping back at any point.
Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff asks whether or not the principle of human rights is becoming a global ethic, or the preserve of a liberal economic elite.
Cognitive scientist Hugo Mercier and his colleague Dan Sperber have made waves with the surprising results of years of research – that our power to reason has nothing to do with accuracy or truth-seeking.