The Soviet Union collapsed overnight. Don’t assume western democracy will last for ever
The liberal order could fall apart just as suddenly as the USSR. If we want it to survive, we have to learn from what happened in Russia. Below the medieval citadel in Kazan, two vast frozen rivers turn the landscape white. On a Saturday afternoon there are a few hardy locals shuffling through the icy sludge to take selfies against the mosque, the Christmas lights and the Soviet-era statues.