The Decadent Society — has the west run out of ideas?
Ross Douthat's conservative critique suggests that rich, powerful nations have stalled culturally. "They have stopped moving forwards: economically, politically, culturally and intellectually. This is responsible for concrete problems such as leftwing and rightwing populism, the Trump presidency, surveillance capitalism, the opioid crisis and the ever more finely parsed culture wars." Associate Editor of the Financial Times, Rana Faroohar, reviews the New York Times' columnist Ross Douthat's book on the malaises of Western societies: The Decadent Society.
From Financial Times