The Fate of the West

Bill Emmott’s new book, covering many of the themes of western political economy raised by the 2050 Index and by the wider work of The Wake Up Foundation, was published in April 2017 by Profile Books in the UK, Public Affairs in the USA and Nikkei Publishing in Japanese translation. The Fate of the West takes head on the arguments of economic nationalists and advocates of closed societies such as Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen.

The book’s 11 chapters cover thematic issues such as inequality and fairness, democracy’s art of self-entrapment, the barbarians at the West’s gates, ageing demographies and the march of intelligent automation, and some focusing on countries, including the USA, Britain, Japan, Italy, France, Sweden and Switzerland.

Bill will conduct discussions about its arguments and its analysis on this website and The Wake Up Foundation’s social media, we’d love you to get involved.

Read the introduction

– Read Chapter 6: European paralysis

– Watch Bill Emmott talking to the FT about How to Keep the West Liberal below.

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    Demography
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    Demography
    Knowledge
    Innovation
    Openness
    Resilience