Recommended by Liberals: On wars and Liberal Democracy
By justLiberals | Sun Dec 13 2020
This is the justLiberals recommended reading list, sourced from articles shared internally and on our subreddit. If you think something should be on the next list, share it with the community!
In this edition:
- The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained
- The Women's War
- You have misunderstood the threat to liberal democracy
These are not necessarily by Liberals, but we believe these are great additions to a Liberal's reading list - and we hope they're a nice addition to your Sunday. Enjoy!
The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained
You would be forgiven for not realising there has been a war going on in the Caucasus - UK news sources have hardly covered it. So when it comes up, how could you know what's going on?
In under ten minutes this video (from Vox Media) runs us through the basic premise and events of the war for Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Women's War
In this eight-part podcast series, Robert Evans visited Rojava (mostly known to us in the west as "the Kurds") where revolutionaries have been seeking not only to free themselves of ISIS and the Syrian government, but also to establish an "egalitarian, feminist, eco-conscious community"
In a world where the right is on the rise, and Liberals are increasingly being asked to "open our minds" to their conservative arguments, this series is a chance to open our minds to something else - a group of people trying to establish an Anarchist "utopia" that many believe is impossible, and that may be destroyed before we get to find out.
Listen on your favourite podcast service, or click here to listen on iHeartRadio.
You have misunderstood the threat to liberal democracy
It's tempting (and sometimes apt) to compare the Trumps and Johnsons of the world to the fascists of the 20th century. There are certainly parallels - but Rafael Behr thinks this is a mistake.
Writing for Prospect Magazine, he takes us through his reasoning - and why history is at best only a guide to the future.
Read it here.