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Now & Next: Should we be worried about the future of liberal democracy? – in partnership with The Economist

Posted on 23 September 2022

This film contains strong language from the start.

Politicians have become increasingly skilled at using fear and emotion to trump facts, exploiting grievances around identity to drive voter engagement. This rise in the hyper-polarisation of politics, often referred to as 'culture wars' has been gaining ground since 2016 in both the UK and the US. But where does it come from, and what are the consequences of this increased polarisation?

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