Episode 22: Ill winds: A conversation with Larry Diamond


With the rise of mostly right-wing populism around the globe, democracy is in retreat. Last year, more countries became less free than freer for the 13th consecutive year, Freedom House says. Larry Diamond, one of the world’s leading scholars of democracy, joins Greg to explain what he calls a “global democratic recession,” his new book Ill Winds, and why he believes we may be approaching a new progressive era. Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and author of Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition and American Complacency.