Since 1843, The Economist has been the single most devoted and influential champion of liberalism anywhere in the world. In Liberalism at Large, historian Alexander Zevin uses its pages to track the history of liberalism and how it has shaped democracy, empire and finance. Alexander joins author and journalist George Megalogenis in conversation with ABC’s Chief Economics Correspondent Emma Alberici to discuss what exactly liberalism is, its impact on local and global affairs, and how it made the world we now inhabit.
Alexander Zevin (International)
Alexander Zevin is an Assistant Professor of History at the City University of New York and an Editor at New Left Review. His writing has appeared in the London Review of Books and Le Monde Diplomatique. Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist is his first book.
George Megalogenis (Australian)
George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. George is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, Australia’s Second Chance and Balancing Act, which contains his two Quarterly Essays, Trivial Pursuit – Leadership and the End of the Reform Era and Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal. His latest book is The Football Solution.
Emma Alberici (Australian)
Emma Alberici is the ABC’s Chief Economics Correspondent and a roving foreign correspondent. Her career began at News Limited's Herald Sun before moving to the Nine Network for 10 years. In 2002 she took a job at the ABC where she’s been 7.30's Finance Editor, a senior reporter on radio and the Europe Correspondent based in London for four years. Emma returned to Australia to host ABC TV's Lateline, which she presented for six years until December 2017. She is the author of three editions of The Small Business Book and is currently writing a memoir.