Liberalism appears to be all powerful in the 21st century. Firstly let me define what I consider liberalism to be. The two types are
1. Economic liberalism: This is essentially free market capitalism and private ownership
2. Social liberalism: This is essentially promoting the individual and supporting the right of the individual to do anything they wish as long as it does not violate the harm principle ie. do drugs, gay marriage etc.
The social democratic economy as an alternative has collapsed. The Democrats in the US or Labour in Britain do not make any effort to challenge economic liberalism anymore. Economic inequality is considered normal or even good. Conservatism is in the crisis. Conservative ideas on family, religion, homosexuality are openly mocked in western society. Even David Cameron is now a liberal. Essentially the western world today has become a liberal free for all where gay marriage is considered a human right but homelessness or starving children are ignored. This is what I call selfish liberalism or bourgeois liberalism. Is this the world that other people experience?